Ballad and the Source by Rosamond Lehmann

The Ballad and the Source by Rosamond Lehmann. 1982 Virago edition (c/r 1944), 318 pages. Lehmann was a successful British novelist and an early influence of De Beauvoir's.  Here Lehmann writes of A May-December friendship between a girl and a woman that disrupts the countryside. Kirkus Reviews:  "An oddly haunting book, expertly handled." 

Condition: VG. Price sticker on back cover.

"This was our favourite walk at any season, leading as it did to Priory Copse, and the railings over which we turned somersaults."

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