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Vintage / Penguin (1994-01)
Originalsprache
English
Themas
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
ZURÜCK

PROVIDENCE

by Brookner, Anita

Kitty Maule longs to be "totally unreasonable, totally unfair, very demanding, and very beautiful." Instead, she is clever, hesitant and too patient for her own good.

For years, Kitty has been in love with her colleague Maurice Bishop, a charming English lecturer who seems not to notice her feelings. But when there comes a chance to accompany Maurice to France on a study of French cathedrals, Kitty sees an opportunity to be the woman she has always wanted to be as well as at last make the man she wants fall in love with her. But why is that the closer she gets to Maurice, the more elusive he seems to become?

Kitty's amorous pursuit takes her from rancorous academic committee rooms and lecture halls to French cathedrals and Parisian rooming houses, from sittings with her dress-making grandmother to seances with a grandmotherly psychic.
Touching, funny, and stylistically breathtaking, Providence is a brightly polished gem of romantic comedy.

Kommentare

Beautiful.

Review: Spectator

Thoroughly enjoyable.

Review: Guardian

All is sheer delight.

Review: Daily Telegraph