The Flight of the Maidens

The Flight of the Maidens

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A period novel, which describes the postwar summer of 1946 and follows the growing up of three young women in the months between leaving school and taking up their scholarships at university.
Publisher: London, Eng. : Chatto & Windus, 2000.
ISBN: 9780701169633
Characteristics: 278 p. ;,24 cm.


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Sep 22, 2017

Newly published, this earlier book by a favorite author has all the charm and humor of her other work. Three young women, scholarship winners to attend college in 1946 England, encounter life and love in the summer prior to the school term.

A pivotal time and place for these three women, two of whom are from families of diminished means and one a Jewish girl who was part of the Kindertransport put in the care of a Quaker couple. Wonderful. So many wonderful characters.

Jun 24, 2015

placed in the wrong library bin=
returned to Merlo when should have been returned to Lincoln Park

Feb 24, 2014

It's funny because I picked this book up a few months back and could not get into it in any way. Totally forgot I'd had it and picked it up again and this time I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know and understand the three young British women. Their stories of their lives immediately after WWII were interesting and reflect the times very well. Just goes to show how a book can hit you in different ways at different times in your life.

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