A Long Way from Verona

A Long Way from Verona

By Jane Gardam

Europa Editions, Paperback, 9781609451417, 211pp.

Publication Date: November 5, 2013

'I ought to tell you at the beginning that I am not quite normal having had a violent experience at the age of nine'
Jessica Vye's 'violent experience' colors her schooldays and her reaction to the world around her- a confining world of Order Marks, wartime restrictions, viyella dresses, nicely-restrained essays and dusty tea shops. For Jessica she has been told that she is 'beyond all possible doubt', a born writer. With her inability to conform, her absolute compulsion to tell the truth and her dedication to accurately noting her experiences, she knows this anyway. But what she doesn't know is that the experiences that sustain and enrich her burgeoning talent will one day lead to a new- and entirely unexpected- reality.

About the Author
A quatre-vingt-deux ans, Jane Gardam est aujourd hui l une des grandes dames de la litterature anglaise. Seule auteur a avoir obtenu deux fois le Whitbread Costa Prize for best noval of the year, elle a ecrit de nombreux romans et cinq volumes de nouvelles.Finaliste du Orange prize, "Le maitre des apparences" est le debut d une trilogie que nous continuerons l annee prochaine avec "Le Choix de Betty" et "L eternel rival".