Penguin Modern Classics: The Orchid Trilogy

Penguin Modern Classics: The Orchid Trilogy by Jocelyn Brooke
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ISBN
9780141187136
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
448
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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'The Military Orchid', 'A Mine Of Serpents', 'The Goosecathedral'.

Flowers and fireworks, botany and pyrotechny: these were the twin passions of a delicate, sensitive boy growing up before the Great War. Part memoir, part imaginative re-creation, these novels evoke a tranquil England where orchids grew wild and undiscovered and a young boy's dreams and disappointments were as simple and moving as a guinea box of fireworks.

From the mellow Kentish villages of his boyhood, to the brusque masculinity of the army, by way of painful years at prep school and Oxford, Jocelyn Brooke beautifully captures the torment and the delight of being a constant outsider.
ISBN:
9780141187136
Publication Date:
16 / 10 / 2002
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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