Title Flowering Thorn, The
Binding Softcover; Trade PB
Book Condition New
Size 289 pages
Publisher New York Open Road c1934, 2018
1504050851 / 9781504050852
Seller ID 7423
A new copy received with faint edgewear.; Originally published in 1934 this was one of this witty author's more scarce titles. We are pleased to offer this new reprint. "In 1929 London, twenty-eight-year-old Lesley Frewen lives a privileged, cultured life. But one thing is missing: love. When her aunt's female companion suddenly dies, leaving behind a young son, Lesley decides on a whim to adopt four-year-old Patrick--though she doesn't have any particular affection for children.
As soon as Patrick moves in with her, Lesley gets to work using her connections to enroll him in the finest boys' school. But she quickly discovers London is no place to raise a child, and they relocate to the tiny village of High Westover.
The hamlet boasts a post office, a church, and a vicarage. There's an apple orchard and children for Patrick to play with. However, the country comes with its own set of daunting challenges: Lesley can't imagine how she'll entertain her friends there!"; Cover matches stock image.
British Woman Author, Novel, Village Life, England