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  • Cluny Brown

    A Novel

    by Margery Sharp ...
    An unconventional parlor maid upends the lives of an aristocratic family in prewar EnglandCluny Brown refuses to know her place in society. Last week, she took herself to tea at the Ritz. Then she spent almost an entire day in bed eating oranges. So, to teach her discipline, her uncle, a plumber who has raised the orphaned girl since she was a baby, sends her into service as a parlor maid at one ... Read more

    $9.89 USD

  • Audiobook

    Cluny Brown

    A Novel

    by Margery Sharp ...
    Narrated by Anna Parker-Naples ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 24 min

    Cluny Brown refuses to know her place in society. Last week, she took herself to tea at the Ritz. Then she spent almost an entire day in bed eating oranges. So, to teach her discipline, her uncle, a plumber who has raised the orphaned girl since she was a baby, sends her into service as a parlor maid at one of England's stately manor houses. At Friars Carmel in Devonshire, Cluny meets her ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Rhododendron Pie

    by Margery Sharp ...
    It was indeed very difficult for the Laventie children not to be a little priggish.Ann Laventie, the youngest of three children in a long line of anti-social Sussex gentry, doesn't quite fit the mould of her intellectual, elegant, ultra-modern siblings Dick, an artist, and Elizabeth, a high-brow writer. Their father is scholarly and just wealthy enough to focus all his attention on reading and ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • Fanfare for Tin Trumpets

    by Margery Sharp ...
    He also made himself a weekly allowance of five shillings for cigarettes, stationery, amusements, shoe-repairs, razor-blades, laundry, toothpaste, hospitality and 'bus fares; and having thus cut his coat to his cloth, wore it in great content.The only thing he had not allowed for (and this in an author must surely be considered strange) was Love.Upon the death of his distant, unaffectionate father ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • The Foolish Gentlewoman

    by Margery Sharp ...
    Sentimental, affectionate, uncritical, Mrs. Bracken so easily attached herself to persons, places, and even objects that after no more than two days in an hotel she had a favourite waiter, a favourite ornament, a favourite view. She had adored her husband, and was very fond of her French pepper-mill.World War II has ended and widowed Isabel Brocken, kind-hearted and generous if perhaps just a bit ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • The Margery Sharp Collection Volume Two

    The Martha Novels

    by Margery Sharp ...
    series The Martha Novels
    This New York Times–bestselling trilogy follows an artistic girl as she grows up to become a painter—from the “highly gifted” author of Cluny Brown (The New Yorker).A master of the twentieth-century comedy of manners*,* British author Margery Sharp has been praised as “one of the most gifted writers of comedy” (Chicago Daily News) and “a wonderful entertainer” (The New Yorker). In her New York ... Read more

    $20.19 USD

  • The Gypsy in the Parlour

    A Novel

    by Margery Sharp ...
    In Victorian England, a glamorous, mysterious young woman overturns the lives of a traditional Devonshire farm family, in Margery Sharp’s humorous, heartwarming New York Times–bestselling novelOn a farm in Devonshire, during a long hot summer, three women await the arrival of a fourth. The corseted, petticoated Sylvesters are no ordinary females. They are as fair-tempered as they are big and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Innocents

    A Novel

    by Margery Sharp ...
    Margery Sharp’s most poignant novel, set during World War II and filled with her trademark wit and warmth, tells the story of the powerful bond forged between a British spinster and the unusual little girl left in her careAs the threat of war looms, Cecilia and Rab Guthrie leave their young daughter, Antoinette, with a spinster friend in East Anglia, England, so they can enjoy a holiday on the ... Read more

    $13.69 USD

  • The Flowering Thorn

    A Novel

    by Margery Sharp ...
    A Jazz Age socialite impulsively adopts an orphaned boy in this humorous, heartwarming taleIn 1929 London, twenty-eight-year-old Lesley Frewen lives a privileged, cultured life. But one thing is missing: love. When her aunt’s female companion suddenly dies, leaving behind a young son, Lesley decides on a whim to adopt four-year-old Patrick—though she doesn’t have any particular affection for ... Read more

    $9.89 USD

  • Martha, Eric, and George

    A Novel

    by Margery Sharp ...
    Book 3 - The Martha Novels
    After ten years, a successful painter returns to Paris and the son she left behind on her ex-lover’s doorstep, in Margery Sharp’s sparkling novel that features the artistic heroine of Martha in ParisAfter studying with le maître in Paris for a year, Martha returned to England to pursue her artistic destiny. Ten years later, she is an enormous success. But when she returns to Paris to attend an ... Read more

    $9.89 USD

  • The Nutmeg Tree

    A Novel

    by Margery Sharp ...
    In 1930s France, a free-spirited mother undertakes to derail her very proper daughter’s engagementJulia Packett has barely laid eyes on her daughter, Susan, since leaving her with her well-heeled in-laws following the loss of her husband in World War I. Now thirty-seven, Julia’s lack of prospects hasn’t dimmed her spirit or her appetite for life. But when Susan asks her to come to France for the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Margery Sharp Collection Volume One

    Something Light, The Nutmeg Tree, The Flowering Thorn, and The Innocents

    by Margery Sharp ...
    Four charming, witty novels—including The Nutmeg Tree—from the “highly gifted” New York Times–bestselling author of Cluny Brown (The New Yorker).A master of the twentieth-century comedy of manners*,* British author Margery Sharp has been praised as “one of the most gifted writers of comedy” (Chicago Daily News) and “a wonderful entertainer” (The New Yorker). Available for the first time in a ... Read more

    $38.19 USD