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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (261 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rosamond Lehmann Narrator: Joanna Lumley Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN:
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Olivia Curtis wakes to her seventeenth birthday and her presents: a roll of flame-coloured silk for her first evening dress, a diary for her innermost thoughts, a china ornament, and a ten shilling note. Safe within the bosom of a family at once lovingly familiar yet curiously remote, she stands poised on the brink of womanhood, anticipating her first dance with tremulous uncertainty and excitement - the greatest, yet most terrifying, event in her restricted social life.

For her pretty, poised elder sister, Kate, the dance will be a triumph, but for Olivia, shy and awkward, what will it be?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 1/19/2014

    " I have a first-print edition of this book - a fast read & cute story that reminded me a lot of I Capture the Castle & Brideshead Revisited, for era and feeling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zen Cho | 1/17/2014

    " Thought this was good -- sensitive, very readable style. Was impressed by the evocation of Olivia's moods and vulnerability. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Annie Williams | 1/14/2014

    " Hated it - found it boring and was not interested in the two girls at all "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley | 1/2/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book published in 1932. Sounds like a hideous romance novel, but is actually a very simple story about a girl turning 17 and attending her first dance. The prose is very beautiful, and I will definitely add the sequel to my tbr pile. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/1/2014

    " Simply charming. I loved it and now want to read moer by Ms. Lehmann. The book is delightful, moving and funny at times. I devoured it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabel | 11/18/2012

    " a girl's diary entry on the occasion of her 17th birthday. written in the 20's it will resonate with any young girl, or woman, even today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 6/9/2012

    " A pleasant read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 5/13/2012

    " I adored this book - it was about as perfect as can be! Must buy it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 4/14/2012

    " Charming, lyrical, and an utter delight!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 3/5/2012

    " My Mum gave me the book having heard it discussed on Radio 4. While nothing much happens at all, the thought processes are of interest. "

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