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Grand Days : The Edith Trilogy: Volume 1 - Frank Moorhouse

Grand Days

The Edith Trilogy: Volume 1

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Published: 1st November 2011
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
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Meet Edith Campbell Berry, the woman all Australian women would like to be.

On a train from Paris to Geneva, Edith Campbell Berry meets Major Ambrose Westwood in the dining car, makes his acquaintance over a lunch of six courses, and allows him to kiss her passionately. Their early intimacy binds them together once they reach Geneva and their posts at the newly created League of Nations. There, a heady idealism prevails over Edith and her young colleagues, and nothing seems beyond their grasp, certainly not world peace. The exuberance of the times carries over into Geneva nights: Edith is drawn into a dark and glamorous underworld where, coaxed by Ambrose, she becomes more and more sexually adventurous.

Reading Grand Days is a rare experience: it is vivid and wise, full of shocks of recognition and revelation. The final effect of the book is intoxicating and unplaceably original.

About The Author

Frank Moorhouse has written fiction, non-fiction, screenplays and essays and edited many collections of writing. He is the author of Forty-Seventeen, Grand Days, Cold Light and Dark Palace.

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  • Engaging Characters

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    Best Uses

      Comments about Grand Days:

      Having long been a fan of Frank Moorhouse, I knew to expect surprises. What I wasn't expecting was his ability to get inside the head of Edith, his understanding of how a woman feels about her body, and her most private thoughts.
      The story, the setting, the history are engrossing intellectual tourism. It works on so many levels; and the best part? Two more books in this trilogy to come.

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      Secrets your mother must have known

      By tippine

      from Mudgee NSW

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      Pros

      • Educational
      • Engaging Characters
      • Page Turner
      • Social History
      • Well Written

      Cons

      • Unlikeable Heroine

      Best Uses

      • Older Readers
      • Reference
      • Social History

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      Modern well designed, first part of a trilogy

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      Frank Moorhouse

      Frank Moorhouse was born in the coastal town of Nowra, NSW. He worked as an editor of small-town newspapers and as an administrator and in the 1970s became a full-time writer. He has written fiction, non fiction, screenplays and essays and edited many collections of writing.

      Forty Seventeen was given a laudatory full-page review by Angela Carter in the New York Times and was named Book of the Year by the Age and 'moral winner' of the Booker Prize by the London magazine Blitz. Grand Days, the first novel in The Edith Trilogy, won the SA Premier's Award for Fiction. Dark Palace won the Miles Franklin Literary Award and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Award, the Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the Age Book of the Year Award.

      Frank has undertaken numerous fellowships and his work has been translated into several languages. He was made a member of the Order of Australia for services to literature in 1985 and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Griffith University in 1997.

      Visit Frank Moorhouse's Booktopia Author Page


      ISBN: 9781742752686
      ISBN-10: 1742752683
      Series: Edith Trilogy
      Audience: General
      For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
      For Grades: 11 - 12
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 736
      Published: 1st November 2011
      Publisher: Random House Australia
      Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1  x 4.7
      Weight (kg): 0.51