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Fiction, Literature

Gaglow epub ebook

by Esther Freud

Gaglow epub ebook

Author: Esther Freud
Category: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin UK (July 3, 2001)
Pages: 256 pages
ISBN: 0140241744
ISBN13: 978-0140241747
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 768
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Esther Freud was born in London in 1963. She has since written four other novels.

Esther Freud was born in London in 1963. Her most recent novel was The Sea House. Библиографические данные.

Esther Freud is the great-granddaughter of Sigmund Freud and the daughter of the painter Lucian Freud. She trained as an actress before writing her first novel. This book was well written. The character development was in depth. This was the first book by Esther Freud I have read. I plan to read her other novels. It was a nice, refreshing read.

Esther Freud (born 2 May 1963) is a British novelist. Born in London, Freud is the daughter of Bernardine Coverley and painter Lucian Freud. She is also a great-granddaughter of Sigmund Freud and niece of Clement Freud. She travelled extensively with her mother as a child, returning to London at 16 to train as an actress at The Drama Centre. She has worked in television and theatre as both actress and writer

I absolutely enjoyed reading this Esther Freud book.

I absolutely enjoyed reading this Esther Freud book. When reading about the Second World War, the 'other side', is not usually focused on.

She couldn’t think where to start. Everything that came to her was not to be put down and after half an hour she was still sitting with a blank page and a streak of ink along her thumb. Everything that came to her was not to be put down and after half an hour she was still sitting with a blank page and a streak of ink along her thumb m very cheerful to bring up the impending marriage of Angelika Samson to an officer, or their hopeless attempts at finding Fräulein Schulze. Instead she decided to describe the Gaglow gardens, the frostbitten vegetables, dug up too late, and the frozen orchard.

Candida Clark enjoys Esther Freud's delicate tale of love and loss, The Sea House. As with Gaglow (1997), which similarly recovered episodes of her family's past, her measured, elegant approach is perfectly suited to her material. The story, the multiple plot-lines, are enigmatic, often fragmentary, and arranged in a gradual, musing style. It is tempting to describe this as "painterly", but, by that, I do not mean her father Lucian Freud's intimate terrorising in oil, but rather the patient restraint of the Victorian watercolourist, where colour, allowed to dry and sharpen, then shines through in lucid, floating layers.

Summer at Gaglow - Esther Freud

Summer at Gaglow - Esther Freud. There was a large, leather-topped desk in the centre of the room, on which lay a book of paper, ragged at the edges like raw silk, and so heavy it was hardly worth the effort it took to close it. Stone-edged windows looked out onto the flower garden, and each deep window-seat had a rug arranged on it, especially plumped and folded for Marianna’s dogs.

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I used to spend my summers there as a child,' he says, 'mostly alone with my grandmother, as my mother and her sisters always refused to g.

It is Emanuel's twenty-first birthday, and eleven-year-old Eva and her sisters are helping transform Gaglow for a glorious party. But their brother's arrival is overshadowed by the talk of war that comes with him from Hamburg, and when he is wrenched from the family to serve his country, Eva knows that nothing will be the same again. Seventy-five years later, with the fall of the Berlin Wall, Sarah's father begins to tell her about Gaglow, the grand East German country estate that will now come back to them.

This novel interweaves the story of Sarah, a pregnant, out-of-work actress, with that of her ancestors in Germany at the time of World War I. For it is only now, as long-since confiscated estate of Gaglow is about to be returned, that the generations can be brought together across the decades.
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