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The Last Summer Read & Download à 104 Ts For now that is ClarissaAs Tom and Clarissa's friendship deepens the wider landscape of political life around them is changing and another story unfolds they are not the only people in love Soon the world and all that they know is rocked by a war that changes their lives for eve. The Last Summer is set during the beginnings of World War I and tells the story of Clarissa who loses her luxurious lifestyle and her home during the bookImpeccably written and well researched this is an atmospheric and haunting read It takes the reader from languorous summer days by the lake on a country estate to the horror of the trenches with eual aplombThe love story at its heart unfolds over sixteen years or so so this is no flash in the pan romance but the real thing Judith Kinghorn skilfully navigates our journey through love and loss and despite the fact the reader knows that Clarissa and Tom must somehow find the inevitable happy ending the tension is nicely built through all the different episodesPart of the story unfolds through letters which hold a secret not revealed until the endThe social and historical background feels real Clarissa s journey from society debutante to independent woman who wants to work for herself must be the journey many women took in this period and the book highlights this nicely The back of the novel says it was the end of a belle epoue and Clarissa senses this before it is made real to her through the events in the story People have likened this book to Downton Abbey but it is not uite as cosy Death and duty are here too and the stifling repression of the moneyed classesThis is a perfect balance of romance and grit by a great new writer Don t miss it

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The Last Summer Read & Download à 104 Clarissa is almost seventeen when the spell of her childhood is broken It is 1914 the beginning of a blissful golden summer and the end of an era Deyning Park is in its heyday the large country house filled with the laughter and excitement of privileged youth preparing for a weeken. Oh dear another one that just wasn t for me I m having a run on them Occassionally when someone reviews one of my books they say they couldn t get into it because they just didn t like the heroine I get that It s the same for me if I don t like a key character I find it very difficult to see past that and enjoy any other aspect of the book And that s what happened with this one Clarissa is the narrator and the 16 year old girl at the start of the book who has lived a privileged life at Deyning Park And then she falls in love with the housekeeper s son Total no no for Clarissa is expected to make a great marriage Once I got over the first person narrative at least I got over it at first until I began to loathe and detest Clarissa I thought the prose in the early part of this book was evocative and I enjoyed it The author painted a lovely picture of that last summer before the Great War and imbued it with that terrible sense of an era about to die But the big problem was the person I most wanted to die was Clarissa Here s why Spoilers She loved Tom She was happy to hang about with Tom and to kiss him provided no one else knew She was happy to carry on living her so privileged life and keep him for fun in the background When he went off to war with her brothers she was happy to write to him provided it was all a secret But while he was at the front she was eually happy living the life of a deb in London and didn t seem too bothered by the fact he d stopped writing to her Though she still claimed she loved him And when it turned out what a surprise that he was writing but her Mama was confiscating the letters does she confront Mama Nope When she finally sleeps with Tom on his leave and gets pregnant does she fight for the baby or even tell Tom Nope she gives the baby away and gets married to Mama s choice of man And then for the next 10 years or so she messes with Tom s head sleeps with him every now and then but still goes on and on and on about how impossible it all is And I just couldn t see why And even importantly I couldn t understand why Tom put up with the spoilt brat whose only uality seemed to be her famed beauty I was praying that she wouldn t get him in the end and resigned but gutted when she did I am sure there are loads of redeeming things about this book that others will like but Clarissa blinded me to them I just couldn t stand her

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The Last Summer Read & Download à 104 D party When Clarissa meets Tom Cuthbert home from university and staying with his mother the housekeeper she is dazzled Tom is handsome and enigmatic; he is also an outsider Ambitious clever his sights set on a career in law Tom is an acute observer and a man who knows what he wan. It was the voice that captured me first a wonderfully human mix of intelligence vulnerability understanding and fallibility I was almost seventeen when the spell of my childhood was broken There was no sudden jolt no immediate awakening and no alteration as far as I m aware in the earth s axis that day But the vibration of change was upon us and I sensed a shift a realignment of my trajectory It was the beginning of summer and unbeknown to any of us then the end of a belle poue Clarissa told her own story and from the very beginning I could hear her voice and she drew me into her world completely She was seventeen when we met at her parents country estate I could see the house the grounds the flowers especially and I understood that Clarissa and her three elder brothers had enjoyed a wonderful childhood When Clarissa fell in love with Tom Cuthbert the housekeeper s son I knew that their future would not be assured They knew that Clarissa s parents would not approve of their relationship And that was not the only obstacle the year was 1914 and the Great War would change the world that Clarissa had known changed forever So much happened as the years passed Clarissa grew from a society debutante into a mature woman Her love for Tom was the only constant but whenever fate brought them together it swiftly pulled tham apart again And the Great War had many lasting conseuences on lives and on society Through it all Clarissa s voice remained true and I went through so many emotions saw so many changes with her Judith Kinghorn has created a wonderful heroine and plotted her story so very very cleverly I knew where I wanted her story to go but I never knew uite if it would how it would She says much about conseuences of war and the social upheaval of the twenties and thirties simply by having Clarissa tell her story That s clever writing And it s beautiful writing too Writing to transport you into Clarissa s world and so see people places events through her eyes Every detail was right every note rang true I m tempted to share details but I m not going to if you want to know you really should pick up the book meet Clarissa and learn those details from her I m so glad that I did


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  • Paperback
  • 433
  • The Last Summer
  • Judith Kinghorn
  • English
  • 10 September 2019
  • 9780451416636