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A Girl in Winter

Philip Larkin

Lose yourself in this wintry tale of young love by the ‘best-loved English poet of the past 100 years.’ (Sunday Times)

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9780571268108
Date Published
04.10.2012
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Summary

Lose yourself in this wintry tale of young love by the ‘best-loved English poet of the past 100 years.’ (Sunday Times)

Katherine Lind is a refugee who has become a librarian in a wartime Northern town. One winter’s day, she receives a telegram: and her thoughts drift back to falling in love with her pen-pal, Robin Fennel, on a glorious summer exchange. But on his return from the army, their reunion is not what they imagined …

‘Beautiful.’ Nina Stibbe
‘Remarkable … Diffused poetry.’ Simon Garfield
‘Highly sensitive … Reminiscent of Virginia Woolf.’ Joyce Carol Oates
‘Funny and profoundly sad.’ Andrew Motion

PhilipLarkin

Philip Larkin was an English novelist, librarian and celebrated poet, who has been awarded numerous honours including the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. Born in Coventry in 1922, he was educated at King Henry VIII School and Oxford University. His first book of poetry, The North Ship, was published in 1945, followed by The Less Deceived (1955), The Whitsun Weddings…

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