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The Last Summer

Judith Kinghorn

Clarissa is almost seventeen when the spell of her childhood is broken. It is 1914, the beginning of a blissful, golden summer-and the end of an era. Deyning Park is in its heyday, the large country house filled with the laughter and excitement of privileged youth preparing for a weekend party. When Clarissa meets Tom Cuthbert, home from university and staying with his mother, the housekeeper, she is dazzled. Tom is handsome and enigmatic; he is also an outsider. Ambitious, clever, his sights set on a career in law, Tom is an acute observer, and a man who knows what he wants. For now, that is Clarissa. As Tom and Clarissa's friendship deepens, the wider landscape of political life around them is changing, and another story unfolds: they are not the only people in love. Soon the world-and all that they know-is rocked by a war that changes their lives forever.

Clarissa is almost seventeen when the spell of her childhood is broken. It is 1914, the beginning of a blissful, golden summer-and the end of an era. Deyning Park is in its heyday, the large country house filled with the laughter and excitement of privileged youth preparing for a weekend party. When Clarissa meets Tom Cuthbert, home from university and staying with his mother, the housekeeper, she is dazzled. Tom is handsome and enigmatic; he is also an outsider. Ambitious, clever, his sights set on a career in law, Tom is an acute observer, and a man who knows what he wants. For now, that is Clarissa. As Tom and Clarissa's friendship deepens, the wider landscape of political life around them is changing, and another story unfolds: they are not the only people in love. Soon the world-and all that they know-is rocked by a war that changes their lives forever.
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Clarissa is almost seventeen when the spell of her childhood is broken. It is 1914, the beginning of a blissful, golden summer-and the end of an era. Deyning Park is in its heyday, the large country house filled with the laughter and excitement of privileged youth preparing for a weekend party. When Clarissa meets Tom Cuthbert, home from university and staying with his mother, the housekeeper, she is dazzled. Tom is handsome and enigmatic; he is also an outsider. Ambitious, clever, his sights set on a career in law, Tom is an acute observer, and a man who knows what he wants. For now, that is Clarissa. As Tom and Clarissa's friendship deepens, the wider landscape of political life around them is changing, and another story unfolds: they are not the only people in love. Soon the world-and all that they know-is rocked by a war that changes their lives forever.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jane Wymark

Length:

13h 29m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

28:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

25:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

24:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

18:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

23:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

19:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

25:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

12:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

17:32


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:27


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

13:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:22