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Mary Wesley (1912–2002)

Autor de The Camomile Lawn

27+ Obras 4,252 Miembros 92 Reseñas 21 Preferidas

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Mary Aline Mynors Farmar was born in Berkshire in 1912. She was the youngest of three children and her father was an army officer, so the family frequently moved. In 1936, she married Lord Swinfen, had two children, and divorced in the early 1940's. During World War II, she fell in love with mostrar más journalist Eric Siepmann and lived with him for several years before they were married, which caused Mary's parents to cut her out of their will in disapproval. When her husband died, she was broke with a teenage son. During the late 1960's, she wrote two books, "Speaking Terms" and "The Sixth Seal," but it wasn't until she was in her seventies that her first major novel was published, "Jumping the Queue." Afterwards, she published "Cammomile Lawn" (1984), which is about love and sex in the British upper middle class and was adapted for television, "Harnessing Peacocks" (1986), which is about a young unwed mother who turns to prostitution to pay for her son's education, and "The Vacillations of Peppy Carew" (1986). Wesley's other titles include "A Sensible Life" (1990), "A Dubious Legacy" (1993), "An Imaginative Experience" (1994) and "Part of the Furniture" (1997). She died of natural causes following a long battle with gout on December 30, 2002. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Mary Wesley

Obras relacionadas

The Camomile Lawn [1992 TV series] (2006) — Original novel — 23 copias
Vacillations of Poppy Carew [1995 TV movie] — Original book — 5 copias
Harnessing Peacocks [1993 TV movie] — Original book — 1 copia

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Nombre legal
Farmar, Mary Aline Mynors
Fecha de nacimiento
1912-06-24
Fecha de fallecimiento
2002-12-30
Género
female
Nacionalidad
UK
País (para mapa)
England, UK
Lugar de nacimiento
Englefield Green, Surrey, England, UK
Lugar de fallecimiento
Totnes, Devon, England, UK
Educación
governesses
Ocupaciones
novelist
children's book author
Relaciones
Eady,Toby (son)
Xinran (daughter-in-law)
Premios y honores
Order of the British Empire (Commander, 1995)
Biografía breve
Mary Wesley (pen name), a bestselling British novelist, published her first book in 1983 at age 70, after her beloved husband's death. She went on to write 9 more with great success. Her works were noted for their humor and their un-English displays of public emotion, such as anger and distress, as well as for the frank sexuality of their heroines. She also wrote an autobiography called "Part of the Scenery" (2001).

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Luchtig verhaal met warme toetsen. Een aardig tussendoortje.
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Baukis | 3 reseñas más. | Nov 28, 2023 |
Bijzonder warm boek ondanks de dreiging van de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Idyllische taferelen in landelijk Engeland. En... hoe troostend kan het melken van een koe zijn? Wondermooi beschreven en iets om te onthouden.
Lichtvoetig, met de nodige humor maar toch een beklijvend boek.
 
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Baukis | 6 reseñas más. | Nov 16, 2023 |
 
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Baukis | 4 reseñas más. | Nov 13, 2023 |
This was an unexpectedly good read. Mary Wesley presented another side of war - how people tried to live their lives normally during wartime. Unlike Louis de Bernieres' The Dust that Falls from Dreams which is similar in background, The Camomile Lawn is a much niftier read, and one that slightly pulls your heartstrings at how hard the characters are trying to live their lives. What you have to get used to is the quick change of perspectives and scenes without warning, and you have to find your bearings on where the plot is at.… (más)
 
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siok | 20 reseñas más. | May 14, 2023 |

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