Front cover of the book Wild Strawberries
Wild Strawberries published by Virago Modern Classics

Cover notes from the novel Wild Strawberries by Angela Thirkell. The book is currently published by Virago Modern Classics and available in Paperback, eBook or downloadable Audiobook.

‘Charming, very funny indeed. Angela Thirkell is perhaps the most Pym-like of any twentieth-century author, after Pym herself’

Alexander McCall Smith

Pretty, impecunious Mary Preston, newly arrived as a guest of her Aunt Agnes at the magnificent wooded estate of Rushwater, falls head over heels for handsome playboy David Leslie.

Meanwhile, Agnes and her mother, the eccentric matriarch Lady Emily, have hopes of a different, more suitable match for Mary. At the lavish Rushwater dance party, her future happiness hangs in the balance.

First published in the 1930s, Wild Strawberries is a sparkling romantic comedy from Angela Thirkell’s much-loved classic series.

The text on this page is taken from the dust jacket of Wild Strawberries, by Angela Thirkell. The book was first published in 1934 by Hamish Hamilton, which has since become part of Penguin Random House.






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