Margaret Kennedy The Feast Engelse roman uit 1950

Margaret Kennedy The Feast Engelse roman uit 1950

The Feast

  • 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.

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