STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
Title Listening Valley
Binding Softcover; Trade PB
Book Condition New
Size 256 pages
Publisher Napierville, IL Sourcebook Landmark c1943,2015
1402274742 / 9781402274749
Seller ID 7422
A new book received with faint edgewear. ; Toni Melville, who retreats into her own "listening valley" to seek solace, is the absorbing subject of this very well-written novel originally published in 1943. A companion book, not a sequel, to 'Celia's House' set in World War II England and Scotland, it can be read on its own. Tonia's story is utterly compelling and returns the reader to the enchanted Listening Valley (aka Ryddelton) in Scotland, along the way.
; "Tonia has lived all her life in the quiet Scottish countryside and can't imagine herself anywhere else. But when her beloved older sister gets married and moves away, Tonia begins to wonder if there aren't bigger things on the horizon for her too.
The advent of World War II brings Tonia briefly to the heart of London, where the roar of fighter planes echoes through the night and bombings are a constant threat-but just as she's settling into her new life, a heart-breaking tragedy sends her back home to Scotland. With new friends by her side, Tonia thinks she may have finally found the place where she is supposed to be. But the war interferes again with her plans, and she fears that the person she loves most may be lost to her forever." Cover matches stock image.
Fiction British Woman Author, Scotland Village Life, Novel, World War II