Invitation to the Waltz

Invitation to the Waltz

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A diary for her innermost thoughts, a china ornament, a ten-shilling note, and a roll of flame-coloured silk for her first evening dress: these are the gifts Olivia Curtis receives for her seventeenth birthday. She anticipates her first dance, the greatest yet most terrifying event of her restricted social life, with tremulous uncertainty and excitement. For her pretty, charming elder sister Kate, the dance is certain to be a triumph, but what will it be for shy, awkward Olivia?

Exploring the daydreams and miseries attendant upon even the most innocent of social events, Rosamond Lehmann perfectly captures the emotions of a girl standing poised on the threshold of womanhood.

Publisher: London : Virago, [2006], c1932
ISBN: 9781844083053
Branch Call Number: FIC Lehma 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xix, 232 p. --


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Oct 13, 2010

I really enjoyed this book published in 1932. Sounds like a hideous romance novel, but is actually a very simple story about a girl turning 17 and attending her first dance. The prose is very beautiful, and I will definitely add the sequel to my tbr pile.

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