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A Month by the Lake
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A Month by the Lake

Price per Unit (piece): HK$25.00

Author: H.E. Bates
Publisher: Penguin
Format: Paperback USED
ISBN: 0140245391

On the hotel terrace late-summer guests dally over luncheon and watch the steamers gliding on the blue lake below.

Among the guests at the Albergo Bianco are Signor Bompiani and his angelic little daughter, who clamour for Major Wilshaw to amuse them with coin and handkerchief tricks. The Major, following an obscure impulse he himself cannot fathom, has delayed his departure. Disquieted by the teasing charm of Miss Bentley, he turns his attention to a younger Englishwoman in the Bompiani party, drawn by Miss Beaumont's disdainful manner, her wonderfully blue, bored eyes...

In addition to this exquisitely suggestive novella, this volume contains An Aspidistra in Babylon, A Prospect of Orchards and The Grapes of Paradise, three more stories of great subtlety, insight and drama that blend poignancy and humour in equal measure.


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Last Updated: 23 January 2018