The Last Summer : A mesmerising novel of love and loss, Paperback Book

The Last Summer : A mesmerising novel of love and loss Paperback

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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.

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