Flavors of yesteryear

Flavors of yesteryear

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First published in 1950, this quintessentially English novel is pure delight! 

The plot of this delightful novel takes place in 1947, and right from the start it will be known that something terrible has happened in Pendizack Bay, Cornwall. Weakened by the explosion of a drifting sea mine, an enormous mass of rock was indeed detached from the cliff, and as a result, the family pension which was just below was completely buried – and destroyed.

Fortunately, there will be several survivors. However, as there would have been no point in naming them at this stage of the story because none of the characters are yet familiar to us, the author will return a few days before the tragedy, when the Hôtel du Manoir de Pendizack was still up, and taking the time to introduce us to his heroes with a good dose of British humour!

A funny skewer

There was a time when the Siddals had money. But after losing everything, they had the idea of ​​converting their seaside house into a hotel, and now they welcome holidaymakers every summer who want to come and stay with them. 

The 1947 vintage will thus be particularly colorful: a couple unable to cope with the death of their granddaughter, a family whose mother must follow a special diet authorizing crème fraîche, game or lobster, an unbearable canon and his half-crazed daughter, a renowned writer with a weakness for handsome young men, a penniless widow and her three starving kids, a housekeeper as lazy as she is dirty… A small delight, and until the end we will really wish that the best d 'among them not perish crushed under the stones.

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