The Marriage Will Not Take Place
Today’s Free Kindle eBook: The Marriage Will Not Take Place
Gaynor Spears is the youngest and most lovable of the three Spears sisters…When she falls head over heels for the handsome and successful young architect, Dominick Probert, Mr and Mrs Spears are at a loss for what will happen to them once their youngest bird has flown the nest.Especially Gaynor’s father, Hector Spears, who has always devotedly cherished his favourite child. As the wedding day looms ever closer, the Spears family begin to question their relationships with one another and those around them. And Gaynor suddenly finds herself at the numb centre of a tremendous vortex of excitement.Why has her father suddenly gone to Paris? And where on earth did her mother disappear to on her holiday in the country?As intrigues and gossip permeate London society, Gaynor wonders how permanent her decision has to be. The Marriage Will Not Take Place is a gripping literary tale, depicting the fast-changing perceptions of love, romance and marriage in 1930s’ England. Praise for Marguerite Steen ‘Miss Steen is a superb manipulator of scene, and she makes her places as alive as her people’ – Daily Telegraph ‘Rich and enjoyable’ – The Observer ‘fine scenes and piquant portraits’ – The Sunday Times ‘a vivid narrative’ – Manchester Guardian ‘full of colour and character’ – John o’ London’s Weekly ‘rich, lavish, violent, passionate’ – Evening News Marguerite Steen (12 May 1894 – 4 August 1975) was a British writer. Very much at home among creative people, she wrote biographies of the Terrys, of her friend Hugh Walpole, of the 18th century poet and actress (and sometime mistress to the Prince of Wales) Mary ‘Perdita’ Robinson, and of her own lover, the artist Sir William Nicholson. Her first major success was Matador (1934) , for which she drew on her love of Spain, and of bullfighting. Also a best-seller on both sides of the Atlantic was her massive saga of the slave-trade and Bristol shipping, The Sun Is My Undoing (1941) . She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1951.
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