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Joanna Godden

By: Sheila Kaye-Smith
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Joanna Godden" by Sheila Kaye-Smith is a captivating novel that delves into the intricacies of rural life in the English countryside of Sussex. Kaye-Smith, a prominent figure in British literature, skillfully crafts a narrative centered around Joanna Godden, a strong and independent woman navigating the challenges of farming and relationships. As a work of fiction deeply rooted in the traditions of British literature, "Joanna Godden" offers readers a compelling blend of romance, drama, and family saga. Against the picturesque backdrop of Sussex, Kaye-Smith paints a vivid portrait of Joanna's journey, highlighting her resilience and determination to succeed in a male-dominated world. Through Joanna's experiences on the farm and in her personal life, readers are drawn into a rich tapestry of relationships and conflicts, exploring themes of love, loss, and the pursuit of independence. Kaye-Smith's portrayal of the English countryside evokes a sense of nostalgia and beauty, transporting readers to a bygone era where tradition and modernity collide. "Joanna Godden" is not just a novel; it is a timeless exploration of the human spirit and the complexities of rural life, making it a quintessential piece of British literature that continues to resonate with readers today.

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Sheila Kaye-Smith

Sheila Kaye-Smith was an English writer best known for her books set in the borderlands of Sussex and Kent, following the English regional tradition. Her 1923 book, The End of the House of Alard, became a best-seller and propelled her to popularity; it was followed by additional triumphs, and her works sold around the world. Interest in her novel Joanna Godden (1921) was reignited once it was turned into a film titled The Loves of Joanna Godden (1947), which had a different ending. In the 1980s, Virago Press reprinted this novel and Susan Spray. Sheila Kaye-Smith, the daughter of a physician and his wife, was born in St Leonards-on-Sea, near Hastings, Sussex. She spent the majority of her life in that county, with the exception of a brief stay in London when she was younger. She was a distant relative of the author M. M. Kaye. In 1924, Kaye-Smith married Theodore Penrose Fry, an Anglican minister. The next year, she wrote a book about Anglo-Catholicism. By 1929, she and her husband had joined the Roman Catholic Church. Penrose Fry had to give up his Anglican curacy, and they relocated to Northiam, Sussex, where they lived in a big renovated oast house.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 270pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362763893
  • ISBN-13: 9789362763891
  • Item Weight: 351g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 15.0mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Romance / General