The Swan In The Evening

The Swan In The Evening

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Rosamond Lehmann, one of the most distinguished British writers of this century, published eight acclaimed works of fiction. Her only autobiographical work, The Swan in the Evening, recreated first the child she was and the experiences that made her the woman she became, moving on to tell the story of her beloved daughter Sally and the tragedy of her early death at the age of twenty-four. Then, tentatively and persuasively, Rosamond Lehmann relates the totally unexpected, overwhelming and scrupulously recorded psychic and mystical experiences she underwent following that terrible loss. The meaning of such events, their messages of hope and comfort to others she then, through a letter to her grandaughter, passes to us.I asked her if she knew its name, and without hesitation she said: a#39;Ita#39;s the Rose of Sharon. ... My plant ceased to grow, but it remained glowing and vigorous, a midget burning bush, until I went to Greece for a holiday in ... Of course I left instructions that it should be tended; but when I came back three, weeks later, it was dead.

Title:The Swan In The Evening
Author:Rosamond Lehmann
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2013-03-07


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