The Flowering Thorn: A Novel

The Flowering Thorn: A Novel by Margery Sharp 1504050851 9781504050852
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A Jazz Age socialite impulsively adopts an orphaned boy in this humorous, heartwarming tale

In 1929 London, twenty-eight-year-old Lesley Frewen lives a privileged, cultured life. But one thing is missing: love. When her aunts female companion suddenly dies, leaving behind a young son, Lesley decides on a whim to adopt four-year-old Patrick--though she doesnt have any particular affection for children.

As soon as Patrick moves in with her, Lesley gets to work using her connections to enroll him in the finest boys school. But she quickly discovers London is no place to raise a child, and they relocate to the tiny village of High Westover.

The hamlet boasts a post office, a church, and a vicarage. Theres an apple orchard and children for Patrick to play with. However, the country comes with its own set of daunting challenges: Lesley cant imagine how shell entertain her friends there! But ultimately life with Patrick will change her, bringing out her capacity to love and showing her the difference between pleasure and happiness.

Author: Margery Sharp

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 302

Publisher: Open Road Media

Publication Date: 2018-02-13


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