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Having at last, in middle age, won independence from her family, Janey has realised a lifelong dream of a villa on the Mediterranean. Her dream becomes a nightmare with the unexpected arrival of her delinquent young nephew, Michael, who blackmails her by claiming to have proof of certain discreditable episodes in her past life that she has done her best to hide even from ...more
Published June 1965 by Knopf
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Dec 09, 2011 Maggie rated it really liked it
4 and a half stars. A great tale.The author (sister of one of my favourite authors Rumer Godden) maintained and built the tension as the book proceeded.

The book describes the relationship between Janey and her nasty nephew Michael, and their friendship of sorts with others they meet. The characters are so well drawn that I have a very clear picture of them and their surroundings, and can imagine very clearly all that takes place as the relationship between Janey and Michael disintegrates. Quite
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Winsome Ruth Key Godden was an English novelist who wrote under the name Jon Godden. She is the lesser known sister of author Rumer Godden. Although her work was praised by critics she was not interested in the commercial side of writing as she had a financially stable marriage. She spent most of her life in India; however when her marriage came to an end in 1957, she was forced to move back to ...more
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