On the Summerhouse Steps
A young girl begins to grow up and discover the meaning of life and love in this delicious comedy of manners from multi-award-winning author Anne Fine.
Ione Muffett is alone in the summerhouse when she meets Ned Hump - a wacky student who is in love with her professor father's secretary, Caroline. In a zany and uninhibited 24 hours, Ione helps bring the two together, culiminating in a wonderfully anarchic picnic. And as Ned then helps Ione with her plan to help famine victims by running a Bring and Buy sale, Ione's confidence in herself slowly begins to grow...
Praise for On the Summerhouse Steps
Mischievous, inventive and very funnyTLS
The dialogue crackles... full of energy and witTES
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