The Fountain Overflows

The Fountain Overflows

A Novel

Book - 1984
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Set in the year 1900, this is a story of family love and family feuds, of three girls growing up in the Edwardian era determined to live lives of their own. The author also wrote "Sunflower", "Cousin Rosamund", "This Real Night" and "The Only Poet and Other Stories".

Publisher: London : Virago, 1984
ISBN: 9780860684930
Characteristics: 392 p ; cm


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Jul 07, 2015

I wonder if others don't like it, because it's an "older" book and it's about a classically musical family? I am putting a hold on it because it's about a classical music family.

Jul 04, 2015

This is one of my favourite books and yet when I recommend it to friends they don't like it. I guess that makes it a polarizing read. The characters are very well drawn and complex and the author leaves you as the reader to make your mind up about them. For my part, I loved the way that it evokes genteel poverty, family in the midst of great challenges, and a commitment to excellence.

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