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  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448103362
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

My American




'Stella Gibbons's gift is very special' - Daily Express

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'Stella Gibbons's gift is very special' Daily Express
Amy, a neglected motherless child in 1920s London meets Robert, a wealthy American boy. It's an encounter she will never forget.
My American follows the lives and loves of Amy Lee and Robert Vorst: from a chance childhood meeting to the comic, tragic and romantic trysts that follow. Amy, a baker's daughter, has dreams of becoming a writer, whilst Robert is destined to be a doctor. Later, embarking on a lecture tour in Depression-era America, she is reminded of her childhood friend and endeavours to find him.

My American is an unashamedly romantic novel by Stella Gibbons, author of the beloved satire Cold Comfort Farm.

  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448103362
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

About the author

Stella Gibbons

Stella Gibbons is best known for her comic masterpiece Cold Comfort Farm. A witty parody of the pastoral fiction written by authors such as D H Lawrence, Thomas Hardy and Mary Webb, it won the Prix Femina Vie Heureuse Anglais in 1933 and established her literary reputation. Gibbons also wrote 22 other novels, including Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm (1940) and Starlight (1967), as well as three volumes of short stories and four poetry collections. She died in 1989, aged 87.

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Praise for My American

Chipper is the word: Gibbons's heroines are plucky, determined and quietly hedonistic. But she can do melancholy with the best of them, too, not to mention melodrama

Guardian

Stella Gibbons.an exception to that old canard: women can't make us laugh

Independent

Stella Gibbons's gift is very special

Daily Express

Stella is stellar

Sunday Herald

The Jane Austen of the 20th century

Lynne Truss

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