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By the wide sands of Normandy a cluster of young girls wheel and play, riding their bicycles along the promenade their hair flying in the Channel winds. Among them is Albertine. A sickly boy watches, longing to posses some of the girls' vitality, their verve and beauty. For her part, Albertine envies his life, the Grand Hotel, the rich leisured friends, shopping on the ...more
Unknown Binding, 207 pages
Published October 25th 2001 by Chatto & Windus
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Aug 29, 2015 Matthew Gaughan rated it it was ok
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I was intrigued by a retelling of Albertine's story from her own perspective but the book was simply dull - mimicking the long, slightly tedious prose that sometimes weighs Proust's work down rather than the moments of beauty and captivating insight.
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Jacqueline Rose, FBA (born 1949, London) is a British academic who is currently Professor of Humanities at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities.

Rose was born into a non-practicing Jewish family. Her elder sister was the philosopher Gillian Rose. Jacqueline Rose is known for her work on the relationship between psychoanalysis, feminism and literature. She is a graduate of St Hilda's College, O
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