A Distant Prospect

A Distant Prospect

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In 1928 Sydney, Australia, an Irish school girl finds new hope, after polio and personal tragedy, while playing cello in a string quartet. a€œThe authora€™s a€b love for and extensive knowledge of music, fine arts and literature shines througha€ ... a€œThe landscapes are vast and vivid, the seasons sensory and real, and the emotional journey heart-wrenching.a€ ... a€œsome of the most profound considerations on the meaning of suffering and understanding others, making allowances for their faultsa€ - GoodReadingGuide.com Publisher description: Australia promised a fresh start for Lucy Straughan and her father when they fled war-torn Ireland. Instead, Lucy was stricken by polio. Having mastered the cello during her prolonged confinement, Lucy is now fifteen, lonely and full of questions. Suddenly she is thrust into a string quartet and meets quixotic Della Sotheby, hot-headed Pim Connolly and precocious Phoebe Raye. The experience transforms each of their lives as they forge friendships and share not a few family secrets. Set against the vivid background of 1920s Sydney, A Distant Prospect is an intimate, hilarious and ultimately deeply moving coming-of-age adventure told with a touch of poetry by a quintessentially Irish narrator.a#39;And come Easter time I forget how good it is to smoke some. Moladh le Dia!a#39; He relaxed back in his chair and took his first ... a#39;Do you remember your Uncail RuaidhrAs and the farm, Luighseach?a#39; a#39;Aye, how could I forget Uncail RuaidhrAs, Daid?

Title:A Distant Prospect
Author:Annette Young
Publisher:Distant Prospect Publishing - 2012-12-08


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