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Miss Hargreaves, a fantasy.

Baker, Frank

Miss Hargreaves, a fantasy.

by Baker, Frank

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Published by Penguin in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementBaker, Frank. .
The Physical Object
Pagination315 p.
Number of Pages315
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23754011M

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  Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves About the Book: A novel with a crime at its heart, based on the extraordinary life of the author’s own grandmother. During the Second World War, Rene Hargreaves leaves her children with her aunt and boards a train without buying a return ticket, so sure is she that she never wants to see her husband again. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

MISS HARGREAVES: A FANTASY. [Leyburn, North Yokshire]: Tartarus Press, []. Octavo, cloth. Later edition. One of copies, this copy numbered and signed by Glen Cavaliero (introduction). New introduction by Glen Cavaliero. The author's first successful novel. A tale of two men who invent an elderly poetess who then becomes real. The Mr. Men book series by Roger Hargreaves & Adam Hargreaves includes books Mr. Tickle, Mr. Greedy (Mr. Men and Little Miss), Mr. Happy (Mr. Men and Little Miss), and several more. See the complete Mr. Men series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles.


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Miss Hargreaves. A fantasy [Frank Baker] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. MISS HARGREAVES is part of the Bloombury Group's set of reprinted "early" 20th-century British novels that have disappeared and been swept aside into the dustbin of Miss Hargreaves.

This volume was a popular prewar novel displaying the dubious literary talents of organist, actor, BBC editor, and author Frank Behold a work of relentless mediocrity/5. Miss Hargreaves, by Frank Baker.

Posted on March 1, in Publications, Reviews. Tweet. but the book itself fails to convince. It is a satirical fantasy that begins with a clever premise but then slumps into low a fantasy.

book without really being profound. It was even dramatised in with Margaret Rutherford in the title Miss Hargreaves, which I imagine. Miss Hargreaves is a delightful book, unlike any other book I've read. The closest I can come to describing it is a bit of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (with Bertie Wooster as Dr.

F) mixed with a pinch of Alice in Wonderland. Pure fantasy, and very amusing!/5(3). “'Having met Miss Hargreaves, you won't want to be long out of her company - Frank Baker's novel is witty, joyful, and moving but above all an extraordinary work of the imagination'” – Simon Thomas, ot “'A fantasy of the most hilarious description.

Miss Hargreaves may be the utterest lunacy - a tissue of moonshine - but it is the kind of novel, I fancy, that is badly wanted. Few books have this power over me anymore, but Frank Baker's Miss Hargreaves fantasy Miss Hargreaves is one of those rare books that allowed me to see life with a new clarity, to begin to appreciate so much that I have taken for granted.

It's one of those books I want to hand out to everyone I know so they too can read it and – with luck – will appreciate it as I did.

Miss Hargreaves is a delightful book, unlike any other book I've read. The closest I can come to describing it is a bit of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (with Bertie Wooster as Dr.

F) mixed with a pinch of Alice in Wonderland. Pure fantasy, and very amusing. Originally published c, but timeless really, like Wodehouse stories/5(21). Miss Hargreaves, first published in to great acclaim, is a classic novel of the supernatural.

As Dr Glen Cavaliero stresses in his introduction, Miss Hargreaves is a brilliantly funny and moving fantasy with an admirable lightness of touch and wonderful characterisation, but for all that it has a dark and frightening undercurrent/5(21). This was a good read -- definitely an interesting concept for a book and Frank Baker pulled it off very well.

The protagonist of the novel (along with his best friend) make up a character named Miss Hargreaves and create her entire world to impress a gentleman that /5(15). Charles Roger Hargreaves (9 May – 11 September ) was an English author and illustrator of children's books, best remembered for the Mr.

Men and Little Miss series, intended for very young readers. The simple and humorous stories, with brightly coloured, boldly drawn illustrations, have been part of popular culture sincewith sales of over 85 million copies worldwide in 20 Children: Adam, Giles, Sophie, Amelia.

Miss Hargreaves is part of The Bloomsbury Group, a new library of books from the early twentieth-century chosen by readers for readers. Reviews “'Having met Miss Hargreaves, you won't want to be long out of her company - Frank Baker's novel is witty, joyful, and moving but above all an extraordinary work of the imagination.

Baker's Miss Hargreaves () was his most successful novel. It is a comic fantasy in which a fictional character comes to life. In he adapted it as a stage play, which was produced in London at the Royal Court Theatre Club with Dame Margaret Rutherford in the starring role in   When, on the spur of a moment, Norman Huntley and his friend Henry invent an eighty-three year-old woman called Miss Hargreaves, they are inspired to post a letter to their new fictional friend.

It is only meant to be a silly, harmless game - until Miss Hargreaves arrives on their doorstep, Pages:   Miss Hargreaves by Frank Baker Published by Bloomsbury Publishing on July 1st Pages: Goodreads ISBN: This post contains affiliate links which you can use to purchase the book.

If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale. Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves is the second novel Ive read of the six titles short listed for this years Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.

Its set in England, right as World War II is beginning, but its not about the war per se. Elsie Boston owns a small farm called Starlight, but her sisters have married or moved away, and her /5. Hello Select your address Best Sellers Today's Deals New Releases Books Electronics Gift Ideas Home Customer Service Computers Today's Deals New Releases Books Electronics Gift Ideas Home Customer Service Computers/5(12).

Miss Hargreaves: A Novel (The Bloomsbury Group) by Baker, Frank and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   'Having met Miss Hargreaves, you won't want to be long out of her company - Frank Baker's novel is witty, joyful, and moving but above all an extraordinary work of the imagination' Simon Thomas, ot 'A fantasy of the most hilarious description/5().

Baker's Miss Hargreaves () was his most successful novel. It is a comic fantasy in which a fictional character comes to life. In he adapted it as a stage play, which was produced in London at the Royal Court Theatre Club with Dame Margaret Rutherford in the starring role in.

Baker’s most successful and enduring work was Miss Hargreaves (), a comic fantasy in which two young people invent a story about an elderly woman, only to .We hope that Tea or Books?

can be a ray of sunshine in this complicated and anxious time. We’ll keep recording as much as we can! Miss Hargreaves World War Two fiction and the difference between fantasy and fantastic fiction – welcome to episode 77!Still, Baker’s most famous book remains the superb light fantasy “Miss Hargreaves” (available from Tartarus Press).

In it a pair of young men, on holiday, jokingly invent an imaginary old.