This is a pre-loved book which is part of our new range of independently published second hand books. All of our pre-loved books are in very good condition. 


Mariana describes a young girl's growth towards maturity in the 1930s. We see Mary at school in Kensington and on holiday in Somereset; her love for her cousin Denys; her attempt to go to drama school; her year in Paris learning dressmaking and getting engaged to the wrong man; her romance with Sam. Like Dusty Answer, I Capture the Castle and The Pursuit of Love, this is a novel about a girl encountering life and love which is also funny, readable and perceptive, and a marvellous description of a certain kind of English life at a certain moment in time. 


Mariana is Persephone Book number 2. This edition is a Persephone Classic and features a full colour cover illustration rather than the traditional dove grey dust jacket. 

Persephone Classics: Mariana by Monica Dickens


    Please be aware that the last day for Christmas posting has passed and all orders placed will be posted after we return from our Christmas holidays, on January 6th. 

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