The New Moon With The Old

The New Moon With The Old

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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1963

£75.00

From the author of I Capture the Castle and The Hundred and One Dalmatians, an unusual adventure in which humour and more than a touch of strangeness are inextricably blended. When Jane Minton arrives at Dome House as a secretary-housekeeper, she finds herself sharing the comfortable country home of four attractive young people. Their charming widower father, Rupert Carrington is too occupied with his London business to see very much of them. Richard, the eldest, is a composer; Clare, whose true talents (if they can be called that) have not yet disclosed themselves, dreams of courtly romance; Drew is collecting material for a novel; and Merry, still at school, has her heart set on a stage career. Jane is warmly welcomed into this happy household and feels her luck is too good to be true. However, the private world of Dome House is fated to break up as Rupert flees England under threat of prosecution for fraud. He asks Jane to break the news to the children, who must now fend for themselves, and to do what she can to help them. However, the Carringtons are extremely unusual young people and the story of the eclectic choices they make next is an absorbing and unpredictable one.

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Dodie Smith

Dodie Smith was an English children's novelist and playwright, known best for the novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

Other works include I Capture the Castle and The Starlight Barking. The Hundred and One Dalmatians was adapted into a 1961 animated film and a 1996 live-action film, both produced by Disney.

Her novel I Capture the Castle was adapted into a 2003 move version. I Capture the Castle was voted number 82 as "one of the nation's 100 best-loved novels" by the British public as part of the BBC's The Big Read.

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