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Summer In February

Summer In February

Jonathan Smith

By the author or "Wilfred and Eileen". While making a speech attacking modern art, Sir Alfred Munnings is taken back 40 years to a special time and place. Major Evans, listening to him on the radio, is also flooded with memories, and wonders how everything changed in both their lives.
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Sir Alfred Munnings, retiring President of the Royal Academy, chooses the 1949 Annual Banquet to launch a savage attack on Modern Art. The effect of his diatribe is doubly shocking, leaving not only his distinguished audience gasping but also many people tuning in to the BBC's live radio broadcast. But as he approaches the end of his assault, the speech suddenly dissolves into incoherence when he stumbles over a name - a name he normally takes such pains to avoid - that takes him back forty years to a special time and a special place.

Summer in February is a disturbing and moving re-creation of a celebrated Edwardian artistic community enjoying the last days of a golden age soon to be shattered by war. As resonant and understated as The Go-Between, it is a love story of beauty, deprivation and tragedy.

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Title - Summer In February

Edition -

Author - Jonathan Smith

ISBN 13 - 9780349107462

Imprint - Abacus

Publisher - Little, Brown Book Group

Date Published - 01/02/1996

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No. of pages -

Binding Type - Paperback

Dimensions - 128 x 196 x 28mm

Weight - 300 g

Languages - English