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Author: Edith Templeton
ISBN13: 978-0670913909
Title: Gordon
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Language: English
Category: Contemporary
Publisher: VIKING (May 1, 2003)
Pages: 208

Gordon by Edith Templeton

the author's real name

Louisa, a smartly dressed young woman in the midst of a divorce, meets a charismatic man in a pub, and within an hour has been sexually conquered by him on a garden bench. Thus begins her baffling but magnetic love affair with Richard Gordon. It is unlikely that any young woman will write a book as good, as honest, as provocative as Gordon' Telegraph. Superbly written and unsettling' Beryl Bainbridge.

Library of Congress Control Number: 2002070427. International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 0375421947. Summary, et. Thus begins her baffling but magnetic love affair with, and virtual enslavement to, Richard Gordon. Gordon, a psychiatrist, keeps Louisa in his thrall with his almost omniscient ability to see through her and she, in turn, is gripped by the deep, unexpected pleasure of complete submission

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She was educated at a French lycée in Prague, and left that city in 1938 to marry an Englishman. During her years in Britain, she worked in the Office of the Chief Surgeon for the . Army in Cheltenham, and then became a captain in the British Army, working as a high-level conference interpreter. Her short stories began to appear in The New Yorker in the fifties, and over the enxt several decades she published a number of novels, as well as a popular travel book, The Surprise.

A chilly case of anaethetised post-war sex. By Joan Smith. Two years ago, Templeton agreed that the book should appear under its original title and bearing her real name. Written 20 years after the story it records, the book deals with a period that was fast receding into the past. The passage of time has done the novel a favour, for the society it describes, full of people uneasily trying to adapt after the moral dislocations of the war, is a corrective to simplistic notions about the Forties. C) 2017-2018 All rights are reserved by their owners. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners.

On first reading Gordon, as with so many books banned under the Obscene Publications Act, it's difficult to see by modern standards what all the fuss was about

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She spent the first four years of her life in Vienna, before moving back to Prague with her mother to the home of her grandparents.

Reviews: 7
I love this story and the two that follow it. This version uses original Harold Millar illustrations which is a major reason why I chose this particular volume. I like the size of the volume - it's slightly larger than a trade paperback, it's 6"Wx9"H. The size of the illustrations is GREAT - much larger than my old battered Puffin paperback. They're very, very slightly pixelated from being enlarged but not problematically so.

BUT my eyes watered the minute I opened the book - the type is ridiculously small. It's the typeface you expect out of a condensed dictionary. Out of curiosity, I compared current word-processing font sizing and the otherwise lovely serif font sizes out between 10 and 11 points.

It's a real shame, because this volume is lovely except for, well, the reading part.
Five children are digging in a gravel pit when they unearth the Psammead (Sand-fairy), an ancient furry creature with eyes on stalks. He grants them one wish a day (or more, under protest), which don’t turn out the way they expect them to. The best wish is the first: “I wish we were all as beautiful as the day.” Not only do they not recognize each other at first (being so beautiful), but the nursemaid Martha snatches the baby (who is unchanged: the children decide that he is too young to have wishes naturally and must be specifically mentioned next time) and the cook threatens to call the police. All the wishes end at sunset, at which point they are able to go home. Readers today have to make some allowances for the at times arch and cutesy narrator, but the stories are fun and inventive and well worth a read. The next two books in the series are THE PHOENIX AND THE CARPET and THE STORY OF THE AMULET, featuring the same children.
E. Nesbit is one of my favorite childhood authors and I remember school holidays spent comfortably ensconced in a chair reading her books (and those of Enid Blyton's). I thought it was about time I introduced my eight-year-old daughter and avid reader to the delights of Nesbit's works and bought several of Nesbit's books for her.

"Five Children and It" is a classic tale of adventure featuring five children, i.e. Robert, Anthea, Jane, Cyril, and their baby brother. They decide to dig a hole through the Earth to discover if those living on the other side walk upside down. Imagine their shock and delight when they find a sand fairy called a Psammead (pronounced as Sammyadd). The Psammead's nature is to grant wishes, but he warns the children that the wishes granted will come undone at sunset. Naturally, with a bunch of gregarious youngsters, things are bound to go awry when wishes are not planned with precision and careful thinking!

I recommend this delightful fantasy story for curious and imaginative children ages eight and up.
It was always a little strange to me as a boy that children in books always went to boarding school and always had nannies, cooks, and maids, but we just accepted that that was how people were in books. We realised that books were written before decimalisation, and just enjoyed the stories. I am delighted that the same is still true. I read this to my son over several nights, and while he did ask about the servants and "were they like slaves", this was more an additional facet, something he could enjoy and learn from, rather than something which inhibited his enjoyment. This story is of children who behave in much the same way as modern children would, leaving parental and adult supervision at the earliest opportunity, particularly if this involves getting into adventures and meeting magical creatures. The Psammead is an ancient Sand Fairy, and the children in the story are initially frightened of him, then grow to like him and respect his wisdom (even if he's a little cantankerous). The story follows the classic "what would you wish for if you had three wishes" formula, but is done with such style that each mini adventure that follows on is enjoyable, and a learning experience for the characters, rather than just being a list of examples of a smart-alec genie's deliberately obtuse interpretation of instructions.

I would say this book is suitable for children of seven to fourteen, and doesn't really require any explanation of old-fashioned terms, but there can be much gained from discussing them.
Wonderful story! My kids loved these children and their sweet relationship (similar to Narnia) & laughed at all the shenanigans. Good morals throughout, was a great read for our children’s book club.
This is a classic children's story in the vein of the secret garden, it part of the historical heritage of British children's literature and a must read if you want to experience the best of the times. The storyline is timeless and while the behaviour of the adults is from another era it is not so alien as to cripple the characters. I enjoyed visiting
A Lovely Children's Book. I have to admit I was an adult before I ran across this book in a used book store a long time ago. And as far as I know my children never read it because they were into Star Wars by then.

But I read it and thoroughly loved it. So when it came up on Kindle I bought it andread it again.

I would suggest this for children to read at 6 or so and on, and to read it to them even a little earlier.

It is basically a fairy story, as three orphan children find a spirit in the sand who can make a wish come true each day. And every wish goes wrong. Great story.
I am reading this childhood favorite to my 6 and 4 year old children. We are loving it. The language is old fashioned so I do have to explain a few words and phrases as we go. But I think that makes it all the better for a read-a-loud. We are always discussing what we'd wish for, and how we'd try to make sure our wishes didn't go wrong. Fun discussion! Also, I really like the Puffin Classic book. I plan on buying more in this series as they are well-made, inexpensive, and look nice on my bookshelf.