Titolo: Playing with the Grown-ups
Casa editrice: Bloomsbury, London
Data di pubblicazione: 2007
Legatura: Hard Cover
Condizione libro: Good
Condizione sovraccoperta: Good
autografato: Signed by Author
Edizione: First Edition.
285pp; signed by author on title page, with 154/550; top edge of jacket worn; in slipcase Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice inventario libreria 041506
Riassunto: To Kitty, growing up at Hay House, surrounded by bluebell woods and doting relations, is heaven. But for her mother, the restless Marina, a silver-eyed beauty who paints and weeps with alacrity, Hay cannot provide the novelty or excitement she so craves. Swami-ji, Marina's guru, sees her future in New York, and so the family is scooped up and relocated, leaving Kitty exiled in a colourless boarding school. Reprieve comes in the form of the guru's summons to the ashram, but then, just as Kitty is approaching enlightenment, they are off again, leaving everything behind to come back to an England that is fast and unfamiliar. This time no God, man or martini can staunch Marina's hunger for a happiness that proves all too elusive. And Kitty, turning fourteen, must choose: whether to play dangerous games with the grown-ups or to finally put herself first. Witty, lyrical and heartbreaking, Playing with the Grown-ups is a modern coming-of-age story that heralds the arrival of a unique new talent.
`A lush, rhapsodic coming-of-age novel which occupies a refined if familiar-feeling space somewhere between Absolutely Fabulous, I Capture the Castle and Hideous Kinky ... Dahl has genuine talent as a writer ... the boarding-school sequences have a compelling emotional clarity; and some of the dialogue is very funny indeed' -- John O'Connell, Time Out London
`Deftly written. Peopled by great British eccentrics, it is oddly ageless' -- Kira Cochrane, Guardian
`Sweet and highly entertaining ... Packed full of bumbling aristocrats, boarding-school romance and American suitors proffering martinis, it proves Dahl has inherited her grandfather's talent'
-- Viv Groskop, Eve
`A lyrical coming-of-age classic ... A marvellous evocation of what it means to be a teenage girl, and the journey to womanhood' -- Justine Picardie
`Dahl writes with wit and confidence, the hapless but not hopeless Kitty is an appealing narrator and, although Marina is certainly not the first kookily irresponsible mother in fiction, she's convincingly charismatic ... very promising' -- Gloss Magazine
`Lyrical, knowing and stylish'
`Sparkling, poignant, beautiful - I loved it' -- Cecelia Ahern
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