- Schrijfster: Margaret Kennedy (Engeland)
- Soort boek: Engelse roman
- Taal: Engels
- Verschenen: 1950
- Heruitgave: 3 juni 2021
- Uitgever: Faber & Faber
- Uitgave: paperback / ebook
Recensie en waardering van de roman
- “The miniature charm of a Baby Austen.” (Observer)
- “Kennedy is not only a romantic but an anarchist.” (Anita Brookner)
- “Tense, touching, human, dire, and funny … A feast indeed.” (Elizabeth Bowen)
- “So full of pleasure that you could be forgiven for not seeing how clever it is.” (Cathy Rentzenbrink)
Flaptekst van de roman van Margaret Kennedy
With a new foreword by Cathy Rentzenbrink, this glorious rediscovered gem exploring the mystery of a buried Cornish hotel will make you nostalgic for 1940s seaside holidays.
Cornwall, Midsummer 1947. Pendizack Manor Hotel has just been buried in the rubble of a collapsed cliff. Seven guests have perished, but what brought this strange assembly together for a moonlit feast before this Act of God – or Man?
Over the week before the landslide, we meet the hotel guests in all their eccentric glory: the selfish aristocrat; slothful hotelier; snooping housekeeper; bereaved couple; bohemian authoress; poverty-stricken children – and as friendships form and romances blossom, sins are revealed, and the cliff cracks widen.
Both a glorious portrait of seaside holidays in post-war Britain and a wise, witty fable, Margaret Kennedy’s The Feast is a banquet indeed.