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  • Author:
    Jane. Gardam
  • ISBN:
    0140306110
  • ISBN13:
    978-0140306118
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  • Publisher:
    Puffin; New Ed edition (1973)
  • Pages:
    208 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
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    1696 kb
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    1411 kb
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    1861 kb
  • Rating:
    4.8
  • Votes:
    358
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A Long Way from Verona book. She makes her way back A Long Way From Verona, by Jane Gardam, is a treasure. It’s told from the POV of a 12-13 year old girl, not much younger than Juliet (14) in Romeo & Juliet.

A Long Way from Verona book. The young protagonist, a born writer, as she is told by a published novelist who reads her work, is a feisty, fascinating, and compelling figure who falls in (and quickly out) of love with a boy about her age.

Jane Gardam has a spectacular gift for detail of the local and period kind, and for details which make characters so subtly unpredicatble that they ring true. The Times Literary Supplement

Jane Gardam has a spectacular gift for detail of the local and period kind, and for details which make characters so subtly unpredicatble that they ring true. The Times Literary Supplement. Gardam is the best kind of literary escape: serious, mesmerizing, and deeply satisfying.

The qualities for which Gardam is cherished (the quirkiness, the bright-eyed wonder at reality) are already apparent in this early work. Pub Date: Nov. 5th, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-60945-141-7.

Gardam's first book was a children's novel, A Long Way From Verona, a 13-year-old girl's first-person narrative, it was published in 1971.

Gardam's first book was a children's novel, A Long Way From Verona, a 13-year-old girl's first-person narrative, it was published in 1971 In her most recent works of fiction she has explored related themes and recounted stories from different points of view in three novels: Old Filth (2004), The Man in the Wooden Hat (2009), and Last Friends (2013).

Jane Gardam - (born 11 July 1928, Coatham, North Yorkshire) is a British author of children s and adult fiction.

Библиографические данные. A Long Way From Verona.

I’ve just finished a book that has rocketed to the top of my list, and toppled all the other books nearby  . Библиографические данные.

A long way from Verona indeed. Jane Gardam's novel is set not in the Italian city but in the North Riding of Yorkshire. Verona is, in fact, never mentioned in the book, although there are a couple of references to "Romeo and Juliet", and an Italian prisoner-of-war plays a minor role. The story takes place in 1940/41, during the early days of the Second World War. The narrator and central character is Jessica Vye, the thirteen-year-old daughter of a local clergyman

A Long Way From Verona, Jane Gardam's superb first novel, was originally published in 1971, and here's Gardam at the beginning of her career exhibiting the energy, love of life, and strong narrative voice characteristic of her writing.

A Long Way From Verona, Jane Gardam's superb first novel, was originally published in 1971, and here's Gardam at the beginning of her career exhibiting the energy, love of life, and strong narrative voice characteristic of her writing. A Long Way From Verona, Jane Gardam’s superb first novel, was originally published in 1971, and here’s Gardam at the beginning of her career exhibiting the energy, love of life, and strong narrative voice characteristic of her writing.

Far more than just another coming-of-age story from the award-winning author of the Old Filth trilogy (Bustle)  . Jane Gardam’s marvelous stories of young girls on the threshold of womanhood-God on the Rocks and Crusoe’s Daughter-have delighted fans and critics alike. These modern classics are now joined by a novel that is equally fresh and genuine, comic and touching (The Independent).


Jube
Jane Gardam creates settings and characters nearly as complex and individualistic as real life, which does, indeed, make both come alive for the reader. The plot winds with equal individualism and complexity through the story – but I thought of it more as real life than a plot. The novel is a coming-of-age story told in first person by Jessica Vye – an intelligent, articulate, strong-willed, eccentric adolescent girl who is destined to become a writer, so an equally eccentric author who spoke at her school tells her after reading a collection of her stories. The book is set in England during World War II. I gave the book 4 out of 5 stars. The only problem I had with it is that I didn’t feel that Gardam was as comfortable with her characters at the beginning of the book as she became a little later.
Slowly writer
Jane Gardam's novel is set in an English girls' school in the early years of the Second World War. Written in the first person, it is the story of a short interlude in the life of the outspoken, non-conformist and somewhat eccentric teenager, Jessica Vye. The focus of the novel is a poetry competition, but its importance only becomes apparent about half-way through the novel. The reader has first to meet her rather chaotic family, her teachers, her school friends and her classmates. The language captures wonderfully the volatile moods of a teenage girl and of the period in which it is set - rationing, bomb scares and old-fashioned school discipline. There are nuances of disillusionment and the realization that people are not always what they seem to be. Although the time-span of the novel is only a few months, the Jessica at the end of the story is a far more aware personality than the rather self-centred young girl at the beginning. The ending is perfect.
GawelleN
I forgot this little book was written by an adult. A youngster wishes to be a writer. It was so naturally and beautifully written.
I read it as a mother, as a friend, as a sister, as a partner, and it filled every one of those views. Try it. But I must admit
that for me, Gardam can do no wrong ...
Daisy M
Gholbirdred
Wry, funny, joyful, moody, like growing up itself. In this novel set in England during WW ll, which seems strongly autobiographical, Jessica Vye, a young English schoolgirl, convinced by a chance encounter that she is indeed going to be a writer, follows--and nudges along--the fate of a poem she has written, which is also a metaphor for the journey she herself is making towards who she is going to be. I found it an irresistible journey, through a world of beautifully realized characters.
Goldendragon
Jessica Vye is 13 and the novel is written in her voice. It is so much fun I was sorry it ended. She is very outspoken and can't help being honest. If you want to hang out with her and her friends for a while, this book is waiting for you to pick it up.
Erthai
Charming story of a young girls desire of becoming a writer and the somewhat harrowing journey she took to get there. It's frequently funny and just an enjoyable read
Mr.Savik
I had enjoyed the Old Filth trilogy and was very pleased with this book as well. The characters are wonderful and well drawn.
This book will quite sweep you away. At this you find yourself thinking this is more interesting than your own "real life".