The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West

About the book

Rose Aubrey is one of a family of four children. Their father, Piers, is the disgraced son of an Irish landowning family, a violent, noble and quite unscrupulous leader of popular causes. His Scottish wife, Clare, is an artist, a tower of strength, fanatically devoted to a musical future for her daughters.

This is the story of their life in south London, a life threatened by Piers’s streak of tragic folly which keeps them on the verge of financial ruin and social disgrace . . .

 

Reviewed by Jane & Nick’s – Fleet Library

Apart from one, this was not popular with us! Some could, in places, appreciate the fine style – until it descended into dense and rather laborious prose

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