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Cluny Brown : a novel

Author: Margery Sharp
Publisher: New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2018. ©1944
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cluny Brown has committed an unforgivable sin: She refuses to know her place. Last week, she took herself to tea at the Ritz. Then she spent almost an entire day in bed eating oranges. To teach her discipline, her uncle, a plumber who has raised the orphaned Cluny since she was a baby, sends her into service to be a parlor maid at one of England's stately manor houses. At Friars Carmel in Devonshire, Cluny meets  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Margery Sharp
ISBN: 9781504050845 1504050843
OCLC Number: 1035619752
Description: 239 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Margery Sharp.

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"Cluny Brown has committed an unforgivable sin: She refuses to know her place. Last week, she took herself to tea at the Ritz. Then she spent almost an entire day in bed eating oranges. To teach her discipline, her uncle, a plumber who has raised the orphaned Cluny since she was a baby, sends her into service to be a parlor maid at one of England's stately manor houses. At Friars Carmel in Devonshire, Cluny meets her employers: Sir Henry, the quintessential country squire, and Lady Carmel, who oversees the management of her home with unruffled calm. Their son, Andrew, newly returned from abroad with a Polish émigré writer friend, is certain that the world is once again on the brink of war. Then there's Andrew's beautiful fiancée and the priggish pharmacist. While everyone around her struggles to keep pace with a rapidly changing world, Cluny continues to be Cluny, transforming the lives of those around her with her infectious zest for life."

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"An entertaining story of England just before the war . . . Top drawer reading." -Kirkus Reviews Praise for Margery Sharp "Sharp has a touch all her own when it comes to taking on social class, sex Read more...

 
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