Sisters by a River Paperback – Jan 17 1985
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All of her books read as if she wrote them effortlessly―URSULA HOLDEN
The characters seem to exist in a perpetual Mad Hatter's tea-party―KATE SAUNDERS
An off-beat humour―GRAHAM GREENE
About the Author
Barbara Comyns was born in Warwickshire in 1909. She worked in advertising, dealt in old cars and antiques, bred poodles, and developed property. She and her second husband lived in Spain for eighteen years. Comyns died in 1992.
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Comyns writes in a unique childlike style with eccentric spelling and an antipathy for semicolons, so that phrases run into each other.
Mammy had always looked and been rather vague, she had a kind of gypsoflia mind, all little bits and pieces held together by whisps' (sic)
Far from being a sentimental account, Comyns recalls the horrific alongside the magical- villagers are drowned in the flood, Daddy has violent tempers, animals get ill-treated- yet with a childlike acceptance.
I LOVE Comyns' work!