The Last Kings of Sark

The Last Kings of Sark

A Novel

Book - 2014
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My name is Jude. And because of Law, Hey and the Obscure, they thought I was a boy." Jude is twenty-one when she flies in a private plane to Sark, a tiny carless Channel Island and the last place in Europe to abolish feudalism. She's been hired for the summer to tutor a rich local boy named Pip. But when Jude arrives, the family is unsettling. Pip is awkward, overly literal, and adamant he doesn't need a tutor, and upstairs, his enigmatic mother Esme casts a shadow over the house. Enter Sofi: the family's holiday cook, a magnetic, mercurial Polish girl with appalling kitchen hygiene, who sings to herself and sleeps naked. When the father of the family goes away on business, Pip's science lessons are replaced by midday rose and scallop-smuggling, and summer begins. Soon something powerful starts to touch the three together. But those strange, golden weeks on Sark can't last forever. Later, in Paris, Normandy and London, they find themselves looking for the moment that changed everything. Compelling, sensual, and lyrical, The Last Kings of Sark is a tale of complicated love, only children and missed opportunities, from an extraordinary new writer.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781250045355
Characteristics: 284 pages ; 22 cm


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Dec 07, 2018

Despite the glowing reviews this is an unexciting little book. With the setting and the characters it could have been so much more inspiring.

I recommend you steer clear of it and try something which will hold your interest.


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