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Chantemesle: A Normandy Childhood (Revised)

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Title: Chantemesle: A Normandy Childhood (Revised)
Author: Robin Fedden
ISBN: 9780907871927
Publisher: Eland Publishing
Published: 2003
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.

P 1442827

Publisher Description:
This lyrical evocation of growing up on the banks of the Seine was originally published in 1964. In this minutely observed landscape, where even the wind is a character in its own right, we meet blind Battouflet, the singing hermit of the hillside, solemn Clotilde, the author's first girlfriend who lives in a chateau in the heart of the forest, and a desiccated and disturbing spinster, Mlle. Firman. Fedden writes with preternatural clarity, taking the reader with him into a long-forgotten yet echoingly familiar world. When Fedden finds himself expelled from this realm by his emerging sexuality, he leaves us reeling with nostalgia for that timeless sense of the present that is the magic of childhood.