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A time to keep

A time to keep

Edgar, David, 1948-; Dale, Stephanie, author

Set in Dorset in the summer of 1804, against the backdrop of the threatened Napoleonic invasion of Britain, 'A Time to Keep' inhabits terrain somewhere between Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, with its ambitious middle-classes, its garrison of eligible officers, and its impoverished low-lifes. Driving the plot is an unlikely but passionate romance between Mary, a well-born but feisty young woman, and Isaac, the youngest son of a family of notorious smugglers

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Published London: Bloomsbury, [2015]

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Statement of responsibility: David Edgar and Stephanie Dale
ISBN: 9781854595850
Note: Previously issued in print: London: Nick Hern Books, 2007.
Note: Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on October 19, 2015).
Physical Description: 1 online resource
Subject: Great Britain Social life and customs 19th century Drama.


'beautiful and memorable... theatre at its fundamental level: a shared, imaginative experience, communicated with winning passion'


'wonderfully vivid... a powerful evocation of the way provincial England, far from the madding crowd, is still deeply haunted by its own past'

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