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A rather mysterious old clergyman is dead, and his daughter, 16-year-old Athene, is desolate. A beauty, she is also lonely and living a fantasy life. Athene’s mother dispatches her to spend the holidays with assorted friends and relatives. And for Athene that golden summer after the funeral becomes delicious fodder for her fantasy.

Stuck in a seaside hotel with a beautiful boy, marooned in a seaside cottage with a painter, and alone in an empty school with a young master, she finds that men are not all as saintly as her father – and that she is far from saintly herself.…

©2014 Audible, Inc.; 1973 Jane Gardam

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