Londra 1938. Cluny Brown, vent'anni, orfana, è molto alta e a seconda di come la si guarda può apparire insignificante o di gran fascino. A parere di zio Arn, rispettabile idraulico a cui è stata affidata, ha un problema: non sa stare al proprio posto. E per un uomo che ha ben chiaro che esiste una gerarchia sociale e che è giusto rispettarla, il problema di Cluny diventa motivo di ansia incontrollata. Stremato dalla tensione, lo zio decide di mandarla a servizio nel Devonshire, convinto che lì Cluny possa finalmente capire chi è. Ma a Friars Carmel Cluny incontrerà il giovane erede Andrew, il misterioso professor Belinski, polacco in fuga dalla Germania, Elizabeth Cream, bella debuttante londinese, e il signor Wilson, apprezzato farmacista. Tutto ciò - a dispetto delle migliori speranze dello zio - porterà Cluny a fare scelte completamente inaspettate.
- ISBN: 8896919614
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 272
Note: I see that when I originally posted this to my shelf (book was read in March) I forgot to include my little review. I was quite taken with Margery Sharp's writing and hope to read more: Author's Quote added: "I absolutely believe it is fatal ever to write below your best, even if what you write Leggi tutto
I have been utterly charmed by Cluny Brown. She’s a girl who never does anything that’s exactly wrong; but she’s also a girl who never really does anything that is usual or expected. She simply followed her heart; oblivious to the strictures that hold most people back. One day she took herself out to t Leggi tutto
The best way to describe this book is to say that it was a lot of fun. Sheer delight to read, great characters, a plot that never goes where you think it should, and a wonderful conclusion with a twist I never saw coming, but was absolutely perfect. A humorous version of Downton Abbey, if you will.
I checked this book out of the library, blew the dust off of the book jacket, and opened it to the cover page. I smiled to read the notice from the library that ”A fine of two cents a day will be charged on each book which is not returned according to the rules of the library.” It set the mood for t Leggi tutto
What a wonderful book! For the past few days I've been in the world of Cluny Brown. Cluny, who's real name is Clover goes into service in a house in Devon. A far cry from London where she has been brought up by her Uncle. I was soon engrossed in the story and wanted to know what was going to happen to C Leggi tutto
The Charming and Unusual Story of Cluny Brown 'Cluny Brown' by Margery Sharp was just as quirky, just as delightful and just as thoughtful as Sharp's other books. The book leads us through the life of an unusual girl who prefers to tread down the unconventional path in life. In the story we are introd Leggi tutto
I am so disappointed. A friend of mine read this and said that she didn't agree with the ending, I figured that it was probably just something like what happened in Stormswift , and gave it a go anyway. I was really enjoying Cluny Brown, she's amusing and likable. The story had her bungling her way thr Leggi tutto
I so wish I didn’t have to file this under ‘books you won’t read before you die’. Such a crying shame. When my mother handed this back to me yesterday, she said it was mildly amusing here and there. Told me the sentence she thought was most important. A bit Jane Austeny she said, in that way that dam Leggi tutto
A novel about a young woman in WWII-era Britain who is deemed not to know her place in life, so her uncle/guardian sends her off to be a housemaid at a country estate. Full review at Another Look Book Reminded me of: - “Downton Abbey”; “Upstairs/Downstairs” - D. E. Stevenson ( The Blue Sapphire ) - Vita Sa Leggi tutto
Truly delightful and laugh out loud. Brilliant.
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