Miss Hargreaves

By Frank Baker
(Bloomsbury USA, Paperback, 9781608190515, 336pp.)

Publication Date: December 22, 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback

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Description

When, on the spur of the moment, Norman Huntley and his friend Henry invent an eighty-three-year-old woman called Miss Hargreaves, they are inspired to post a letter to their new fictional friend. It is only meant to be a silly, harmless game—until Miss Hargreaves arrives on their doorstep. She is, to Norman’s utter disbelief, exactly as he had imagined her: enchanting, eccentric, and endlessly astounding. He hadn’t imagined, however, how much havoc an imaginary octogenarian could wreak on his sleepy Buckinghamshire hometown.




About the Author

Frank Baker, born in London in 1908, was a musician, actor, and novelist. He was the author of fifteen novels, of which Miss Hargreaves was the most successful. He died in 1983.




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Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010

As a librarian and a reader, Nancy Pearl scours the shelves in search of hidden treasures -- titles you may have missed. Her findings include two chilling thrillers, one exquisite 1960s memoir, a lively biography of George Orwell, an example of historical fiction at its very best, and much more fiction, nonfiction and poetry. More at NPR.org

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