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    The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden | Book Review

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    The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden Genres: British Literature, Fiction Original Publication Date: 1958 Source: I purchased this book Goodreads Find the Author: Website, Goodreads, Amazon Rumer Godden’s wonderfully evocative novel The Greengage Summer is set in the champagne country of France during that “hot French August” sometime during the 1920s. Mrs. Grey brings her five young children to a hotel in the French countryside for the summer. But when she is struck down by a sudden illness and hospitalized, the siblings are left to fend for themselves. They soon meet a charming Englishman, Eliot. Eliot’s interest becomes more and more focused on the eldest of the Grey children, sixteen-year-old…