1914, a long hot summer. THE LAST SUMMER is a sweepingly epic and gloriously intimate commercial debut - a beautiful and haunting story of lost innocence and a powerful, enduring love.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 weekend 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 wants.
For now, that is Clarissa.As 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 ever.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 01/04/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780755385997