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Autobiography
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National Velvet, Alice and Thomas and Jane, Autobiography, Serena Blandish or the difficulty of getting married, The Squire, A Diary Without Dates, The Chalk Garden, The Loved and Envied, A matter of gravity: A comedy in three acts, The Happy Foreigner
No description available, em The Chalk Garden em tells the story of Mrs St Maugham and her granddaughter Laurel a disturbed child under the care of Miss Madrigal a governess The setting of the play was inspired by Bagnold s own garden at North End House in Rottingdean near Brighton Sussex the former home of Sir Edward Burne Jones The work has since been revived numerous times internationally including a film adaptation in, Katharine Hepburn returned triumphantly to Broadway as Mrs Basil a rich old lady living in a decaying English country house She has a lesbian alcoholic cook who levitates and a grandson who is down from Oxford with a group that includes a left wing lesbian and her bi racial girlfriend The grandson proposes to the girlfriend and she accepts because she covets the estate Years later they return and Mrs Basil gives them her house and joins the cook in a nearby asylum, The scene of most of this novel is France and the milieu is aristocratic yet the chief characters are Scottish or American Lady Maclean wife of Sir Gynt is the heroine She had been and still is a great beauty A the Chateau of Little Pouilly she holds her court The courtiers are mostly ageing members of the French nobility Some are in love with her all are her admirers Women admire her too She has wit and charm as well as beauty The secret of her spell is not divulged to the reader Indeed the spell itself has to be taken on trust though its potency its effect can be observed br br But beauty vanishes youth passes however rare rare it be This is a story of the evanescence of youth and beauty a story of growing old gracefully and contentedly if possible seeing love survive or wither away It is a story especially of a mother and daughter each wanting to be loved by the other each aware that their relationship lacked the one thing to make it perfect br br No novel of recent years has penetrated so deeply into the mysteries of human love in all its manifestations or dwelt so wisely and beautifully on the theme of encroaching age br br flyleaf quoting Daniel George in the BROADSHEET