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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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Grand Days by Frank Moorhouse

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters

Cons

    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

      Comments about Grand Days:

      Modern well designed, first part of a trilogy

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      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