Book review: The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West


The Fountain OverflowsThe Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first book of the Saga of the Century (Aubrey) trilogy and I really liked it.

What can I say about this book? It’s another little gem of the literature.

This is an auto-biographical novel set in early twentieth-century London, is narrated by a twelve-year-old girl who, along with her twin sister, is a piano prodigy. The girls’ mother–eccentric in her own way and their father is a controversial journalist. By the end of the book, he decides to take another turn on their lives.

Its sequel is This Real Night.

Interesting links:

Paris Review: interview with Rebecca West.

Books of the Times – NY Times.

BIBLIO CURIO.

The International Rebecca West Society.

3* The Return of the Soldier

Aubrey Trilogy:
5* The Fountain Overflows
TR This Real Night
TR Cousin Rosamund

TR The Thinking Reed
TR Harriet Hume
TR Sunflower
TR Black Lamb and Grey Falcon
TR The Birds Fall Down

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