God on the Rocks by Jane Gardam
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God on the Rocks Summary
During one glorious summer between the wars, the realities of life and the sexual ritual dance of the adult world creep into the life of young Margaret Marsh. Her father, preaching the doctrine of the unsavoury Primal Saints; her mother, bitterly nostalgic for what might have been; Charles and Binkie, anchored in the past and a game of words; dying Mrs Frayling and Lydia the maid, given to the vulgar enjoyment of life; all contribute to Margaret's shattering moment of truth. And when the storm breaks, it is not only God who is on the rocks as the summer hurtles towards drama, tragedy, and a touch of farce.
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"Gardam doesn't waste a word, and the story reads as fresh and relevant now as when it was originally published in Great Britain in 1978." - Publishers Weekly
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Jane Gardam Author Biography
Jane Gardam was born Jean Mary Pearson in Coatham, North Yorkshire on 11 July
1928. She was educated at Saltburn High School for Girls, and won a scholarship
to the University of London where she read English at Bedford College. In 1951
she worked as a Red Cross Travelling Librarian to Hospital Libraries, afterwards
taking up editorial posts at Weldon Ladies Journal (sub-editor, 1952) and
the literary weekly Time and Tide (Assistant Editor, 1952-4).
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