Página InicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquisar O Sítio Web
Este sítio web usa «cookies» para fornecer os seus serviços, para melhorar o desempenho, para analítica e (se não estiver autenticado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing está a reconhecer que leu e compreende os nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade. A sua utilização deste sítio e serviços está sujeita a essas políticas e termos.
Hide this

Resultados dos Livros Google

Carregue numa fotografia para ir para os Livros Google.

The Camomile Lawn (Black Swan) por Mary…
A carregar...

The Camomile Lawn (Black Swan) (original 1984; edição 1985)

por Mary Wesley (Autor)

MembrosCríticasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaMenções
7711922,141 (3.74)126
'"I would give myself, darling, if it would do any good, but who am I? I love money and a good time, I'm enjoying the war, I find it exciting and frightening. I enjoy the raids, I like all the men taking me out"' Behind the large house, the fragrant camomile lawn stretches down to the Cornish cliffs. Here, in the dizzying heat of August 1939, five cousins have gathered at their aunt's house for their annual ritual of a holiday. For most of them it is the last summer of their youth, with the heady exhilarations and freedoms of lost innocence, as well as the fears of the coming war. The Camomile Lawnmoves from Cornwall to London and back again, over the years, telling the stories of the cousins, their family and their friends, united by shared losses and lovers, by family ties and the absurd conditions imposed by war as their paths cross and recross over the years. Mary Wesley presents an extraordinarily vivid and lively picture of wartime London- the rationing, imaginatively circumvented; the fallen houses; the parties, the new-found comforts of sex, the desperate humour of survival - all of it evoked with warmth, clarity and stunning wit. And through it all, the cousins and their friends try to hold on to the part of themselves that laughed and played dangerous games on that camomile lawn.… (mais)
Membro:DawsonLibrary
Título:The Camomile Lawn (Black Swan)
Autores:Mary Wesley (Autor)
Informação:Black Swan (1985), Edition: New edition, 339 pages
Colecções:Tuppence, A sua biblioteca
Avaliação:
Etiquetas:Nenhum(a)

Pormenores da obra

The Camomile Lawn por Mary Wesley (1984)

A carregar...

Adira ao LibraryThing para descobrir se irá gostar deste livro.

Ainda não há conversas na Discussão sobre este livro.

» Ver também 126 menções

Mostrando 1-5 de 19 (seguinte | mostrar todos)
Ar first I thought this was a light period piece, a novel of manners set in that ever-enticing milieu -- the British upper class. But as it progresses it turns into something deeper, darker, and certainly sexier. Most of the book is set in England during WWII, though the main narrative is interspersed with scenes around a funeral in the mid-1980's. It follows a dozen people; five young cousins, three men with whom they are involved, their aunt and uncle, and a pair of Jewish refugees. The permutations and combinations within this group are many, various, and sometimes startling. And so are the ways they confront the desperate perils of the war, and the more gradual pains of growing older. A terrific read: makes me want to read more by the same author. ( )
  annbury | Jun 7, 2021 |
17/2020. Warning for paedophilia. ( )
  spiralsheep | Jan 25, 2020 |
Conventional upper-middle class cousins and friends embark on unconventional sex and love life once World War II disrupts the social order. Written in the Nineteen Eighties, this story sometimes seems to act as a plea to readers to remember that baby-boomers were not the first cohort to flout sexual mores. Ms Wesley would insist it was 1939 when the revolution happened.
There's a disappointing lack of character development for such a large cast, except perhaps for the wilful Calypso; and the split in narrative between the war years, and a funeral in the Eighties doesn't help the coherence.
  ivanfranko | Dec 16, 2019 |
This is my kind of book: a family story set in England during World War II. Richard and Helena are a childless, middle-aged couple who entertain their nieces and nephews at their home in Cornwall, with its memorable camomile lawn, every summer. Beautiful Calypso, Polly, Walter, Oliver and precocious 10-year old Sophy are first seen in the summer of 1939. Even though Helena and Richard refuse to face the truth, the cousins know that war is coming. And how that war affects each member of the family is the subject of this excellent book. To say more is to give too much away, but watching this family change and grow through the war years is a reading pleasure. ( )
  etxgardener | Sep 22, 2018 |
This did not do it for me. AT times I was reminded of Atonement and other times The Rain Before It Falls but it was not like either and not anywhere near as successful. It started with an assortment of people collecting at a house in Cornwall just before WWII and I thought it was take place in that time and place but it ended up jumping about in a way that really didn't allow much connection with the characters. Many of them were rather unlikeable and those that weren't were just sad. At the time of publishing, it was considered quite daring but it seems a bit dated now and striving for artistic flourishes that don't come off. It ended more strongly than it started but it did take 3 tries for me to start it. Headed to bookcrossing.
  amyem58 | Apr 2, 2018 |
Mostrando 1-5 de 19 (seguinte | mostrar todos)
Mary Wesley's The Camomile Lawn is instantly seductive. We quickly know, without any laborious feeling that we are being force-fed information, what Helena is like, and what her husband Richard is like, and why. Before we meet them - or before they arrive off the London train - we know about their nephews and nieces, Calypso, Walter, Polly and Oliver, whose stories we shall be following. We know about 10-year-old Sophy, and Helena's dislike of her; and we see fortyish Helena in her deckchair through Sophy's eyes, as she perches unseen in the ilex tree. We know the house is on a height above the sea. We know Calypso is breathtakingly beautiful. We know it is the summer of 1939, with war imminent. And all this in two relaxed pages.
 

» Adicionar outros autores (11 possíveis)

Nome do autorPapelTipo de autorObra?Estado
Mary Wesleyautor principaltodas as ediçõescalculated
Boyd, CaroleNarradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Glendinning, VictoriaIntroduçãoautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Tem de autenticar-se para poder editar dados do Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Comum.
Título canónico
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Locais importantes
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Acontecimentos importantes
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Filmes relacionados
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Prémios e menções honrosas
Epígrafe
Dedicatória
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
To James Hale
Primeiras palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Helena Cuthbertson picked up the crumpled Times by her sleeping husband and went to the flower room to iron it.
Citações
Últimas palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
(Carregue para mostrar. Atenção: Pode conter revelações sobre o enredo.)
Nota de desambiguação
Editores da Editora
Autores de citações elogiosas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Língua original
DDC/MDS canónico
Canonical LCC

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês (1)

'"I would give myself, darling, if it would do any good, but who am I? I love money and a good time, I'm enjoying the war, I find it exciting and frightening. I enjoy the raids, I like all the men taking me out"' Behind the large house, the fragrant camomile lawn stretches down to the Cornish cliffs. Here, in the dizzying heat of August 1939, five cousins have gathered at their aunt's house for their annual ritual of a holiday. For most of them it is the last summer of their youth, with the heady exhilarations and freedoms of lost innocence, as well as the fears of the coming war. The Camomile Lawnmoves from Cornwall to London and back again, over the years, telling the stories of the cousins, their family and their friends, united by shared losses and lovers, by family ties and the absurd conditions imposed by war as their paths cross and recross over the years. Mary Wesley presents an extraordinarily vivid and lively picture of wartime London- the rationing, imaginatively circumvented; the fallen houses; the parties, the new-found comforts of sex, the desperate humour of survival - all of it evoked with warmth, clarity and stunning wit. And through it all, the cousins and their friends try to hold on to the part of themselves that laughed and played dangerous games on that camomile lawn.

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo Haiku

Capas populares

Ligações Rápidas

Avaliação

Média: (3.74)
0.5
1 1
1.5 2
2 9
2.5 2
3 41
3.5 20
4 58
4.5 11
5 29

É você?

Torne-se num Autor LibraryThing.

 

Acerca | Contacto | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blogue | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Legadas | Primeiros Críticos | Conhecimento Comum | 163,142,352 livros! | Barra de topo: Sempre visível