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  • Published: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448125456
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 22

A Summer Remembered/Be Your Age, Dear (Storycuts)


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Two short stories: one woman's yearning for summer, in the midst of Christmas; and four generations of women, with a lot of preconceptions...

In 'A Summer Remembered', as Laura is busy with the Christmas preparations, while looking after her children Richard and Millie, she can't help but wish she were back on their summer holiday in Normandy. When her husband presents her with her Christmas gift - a holiday to a destination of her choice, money no object - it is still Normandy she yearns for...but what secret is she hiding from her husband?

In 'Be Your Age, Dear', Chloe Patterson is lucky enough to not only have a daughter and a granddaughter around her, but also her own mother. But she battles with the dilemma of how she is perceived as a grandmother - and how she should be behaving as such - and how she really feels about herself deep down. Sometimes it seems that the older women in the family are the most free-willed and keen to have fun, and the younger seem the most responsible. As a local newspaper asks to write a feature on the four generations of women, tensions come to a head as these women finally realize who they really are...

Part of the Storycuts series, these two short stories were previously published in the collection Summer Promises and Other Stories.

  • Pub date: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448125456
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 22

About the Author

Elvi Rhodes

Elvi Rhodes was born and educated in Yorkshire. She is the author of many bestselling novels including Opal, Doctor Rose, Ruth Appleby, The Golden Girls, Madeleine, The House of Bonneau, Cara's Land, The Rainbow Through the Rain, The Bright One, The Mountain, Portrait of Chloe, Spring Music, Midsummer Meeting, The Birthday Party, Mulberry Lane, A Blessing In Disguise and The Apple Tree. A collection of stories, Summer Promise and Other Stories, is also published by Corgi Books.

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