The Last Summer

Author(s): Judith Kinghorn
Original Publish Date: Dec 31, 2012
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (13.47 hours)
Product Number: Z100099660
Released: Jul 20, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781452629759
Narrator/s: Jane Wymark
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Clarissa is almost seventeen when the spell of her childhood is broken. It is 1914, the beginning of a blissful, golden summer-and the end of an era. Deyning Park is in its heyday, the large country house filled with the laughter and excitement of privileged youth preparing for a weekend party. When Clarissa meets Tom Cuthbert, home from university and staying with his mother, the housekeeper, she is dazzled. Tom is handsome and enigmatic; he is also an outsider. Ambitious, clever, his sights set on a career in law, Tom is an acute observer, and a man who knows what he wants. For now, that is Clarissa. As Tom and Clarissa's friendship deepens, the wider landscape of political life around them is changing, and another story unfolds: they are not the only people in love. Soon the world-and all that they know-is rocked by a war that changes their lives forever.

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Author(s): Judith Kinghorn
Product Number EB00399980
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: #9781101596296

Professional reviews

"Jane Wymark's rich voice and precise articulation embody Clarissa, who is born into a life that provides for everything--except for her attraction to Tom, the maid's son. When England goes to war with Germany, the young aristocrat promises to wait for Tom but finds their love tested by numerous physical and social obstacles. Wymark moves deftly from the composed protagonist to a tight-lipped grieving mother and bitter WWI war veterans. She successfully delivers smooth, accurate renditions of numerous European accents. Special effects highlight phone conversations and the content of letters, while Wymark's steady, haunting portrayal of Clarissa reflects the culture and mores of those left behind during the war. M.F. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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