Mr Golightly's Holiday A Novel

Salley Vickers

Picador

0312423802

9780312423803

Trade Paperback

368 Pages

$15.00

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Many years ago, Mr. Golightly wrote a work of dramatic fiction that grew to be an astonishing international bestseller. But his reputation is on the decline and he finds himself badly out of touch with the modern world. He decides to take a holiday and goes to the historic village of Great Calne, hoping to use the opportunity to bring his great work up to date. But he soon finds that events take over his plans and that the themes he has written on are being strangely replicated in the lives of the villagers around him. As he comes to know his neighbors better, Mr. Golightly begins to examine his attitude toward love, and to ponder the terrible catastrophe of his only son's death—and so, too, we begin to learn the true and extraordinary identity of Mr. Golightly.

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"A writer of delicacy and insight."—The Seattle Times

"Beautifully turned . . . Quite clever and laced with genteel moments of emotional depth."—Newsday

"[Mr. Golightly's Holiday] invites you to sit back and consider the large issues of remorse, redemption, and creation."—The Boston Globe

"[Mr. Golightly's Holiday] sparkles with gems of greatness."—The Daily Oklahoman

"Wonderfully wry . . . A clever idea."—The Baltimore Sun

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MR. GOLIGHTLY'S HOLIDAY
MARCH1ONE AFTERNOON IN MID MARCH, WHEN THE green-white snowdrops had blown ragged under the tangled hawthorn hedges, the pale constellations of primroses had ceased to be a novelty, and the more robust, sun-reflecting daffodils were in their heyday, an old half-timbered Traveller van drove into the village of Great Calne. There was, in fact, no other Calne, great or small, in the county of Devon; or if there ever had been, it had long since vanished into the indifferent encroachments of the moor. Great Calne stands at the edge of Dartmoor, one of the ancient tracts of
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Salley Vickers

  • Sally Vickers, a former university lecturer in literature, is a trained analytical psychologist who lectures widely on the connections between literature, psychology, and religion. She is also the author of Miss Garnet's Angel and Instances of the Number 3. She lives in London and Bath.
  • Salley Vickers Ian O'Leary
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