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A House in Flanders - Sir Michael Jenkins

In 1951 Michael Jenkins, then 14 years old, spent the summer with "the aunts in Flanders." His "aunts" were a group of elderly women whose connection to his family had never been explained but they immediately embraced him and he quickly became entwined in the lives of an extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. The warmth of their life awakes Michael to the complicated world of relationships as he falls in love for the first time. Michael Jenkins's vivid memoir of a summer that changed his life has become a much-loved classic, with its evocative portraits of his aunts, the raw memories of two world wars that still scar the Flanders plain and Michael's unraveling of the secret at the heart of this family.

  • Height/Width/Depth (mm):216/137/13
  • Form:Paperback / softback

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