The Beginning of Spring

Author(s): Penelope Fitzgerald; Andrew Miller (Introduction by)

Fiction

From the Booker Prize-winning author of 'Offshore', 'The Blue Flower' and 'Innocence' comes this Booker Prize-shortlisted tale of a troubled Moscow printworks . Frank Reid had been born and brought up in Moscow. His father had emigrated there in the 1870s and started a print-works which, by 1913, had shrunk from what it was when Frank inherited it. In that same year, to add to his troubles, Frank's wife Nellie caught the train back home to England, without explanation. How is a reasonable man like Frank to cope? How should he keep his house running? Should he consult the Anglican chaplain's wife? Should he listen to the Tolstoyan advice of his chief book-keeper? How do people live together, and what happens when, sometimes, they don't?

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General Fields

  • : 9780544484115
  • : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • : Harcourt Children's Books
  • : April 2015
  • : 1.00000mm X 5.25000mm X 8.00000mm
  • : July 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : bl2015015160
  • : 272
  • : Penelope Fitzgerald; Andrew Miller (Introduction by)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : FIC