Pomfret Towers: A Virago Modern Classic

Author(s): Angela Thirkell

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This novel centers around the weekend party that Alice Barton, a shy English girl, attends at Pomfret Towers, the magnificent seventeenth-century home of Lord Pomfret. Alice's mother, Mrs. Barton, has decided that now is the time that timid, home-centered Alice, must learn to socialize. Alice, mustering all of her courage, agrees to join the gathering at the elegant Towers. Though painfully shy at first, Alice soon breaks out of her shell. She begins to mingle with the other young guests, develops friendships, and even falls in love. The story also portrays the competition between two mothers (Phoebe's and Alice's), both authors. Mrs. Rivers comes up short.


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Alice Barton finds adventure during a Friday-to-Monday at a grand country house in Angela Thirkell's classic, deliciously diverting 1930s romantic comedy.

Angela Thirkell (1890-1961) wrote many works of fiction and non-fiction, including twenty-nine 'Barsetshire' novels, which won her great popularity and acclaim. The first of these, High Rising, was published in 1933. Her relatives included Edward Burne-Jones, Rudyard Kipling and Stanley Baldwin, and her godfather was JM Barrie. She was twice married and had four children.

General Fields

  • : 9781844089710
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Virago Press
  • : 0.24494
  • : November 2013
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Angela Thirkell
  • : Paperback
  • : 304