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Summer In February

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Summer In February by Jonathan Smith
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Sir Alfred Munnings, retiring President of the Royal Academy, chooses the 1949 Annual Banquet to launch a savage attack on Modern Art. The effect of his diatribe is doubly shocking, leaving not only his distinguished audience gasping but also many people tuning in to the BBC's live radio broadcast. But as he approaches the end of his assault, the speech suddenly dissolves into incoherence when he stumbles over a name - a name he normally takes such pains to avoid - that takes him back forty years to a special time and a special place.Summer in February is a disturbing and moving re-creation of a celebrated Edwardian artistic community enjoying the last days of a golden age soon to be shattered by war. As resonant and understated as The Go-Between, it is a love story of beauty, deprivation and tragedy.

Author Biography

Jonathan Smith was educated at St John's College Cambridge and has subsequently been a schoomaster in Scotland, Australia and Tonbridge. He has also established a reputation as a distinguished radio dramatist.
Release date NZ
February 1st, 1996
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Abacus
Pages
368
Dimensions
127x196x25
ISBN-13
9780349107462
Product ID
1666208

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