J.S.Egan The Ghost Of Mandy Rosental
The Ghost Of Mandy Rosental
Captures the time and place beautifully.
Author of Mama's Shoes.
"You don't remember the first time we met, do you? You say you do but it's a lie, and my goodness I've told enough of them to know one when I see it!"
London, 1920s: Mandy Rosental, the horse-racing obsessed daughter of a successful Jewish businessman, meets bookish-but-beautiful Alex Hunterswood.
Infatuated, Mandy follows Alex to Oxford University, where Mandy's champagne-fueled decadence and growing involvement in radical Zionist politics, lead to a tragedy of entanglements which will irrevocably change one life... and end the other.
Based on a true story, The Ghost of Mandy Rosental is an startling and passionate novel which will be enjoyed by all lovers of historical fiction.
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- Can you trust Mandy as a narrator? As a person?
- Discuss the theme of addiction. (What does it explain about Mandy's relationship with Alex?)
- Who controls the relationship between Mandy and Alex?
- Explore the use of the second-person in the narrative?
- Consider the story as a romance? As a tragedy?
"Velocidad y descontrol / La magia del primer encuentro / Paranoia y extasis / Películas y aburrimiento / Un misterio no resuelto / Tres virtudes que no tengo."
Speed and things out of control / The magic of first encounter / Paranoia and ecstasy / Movies and monotony / A mystery unresolved / Three virtues I don't hold.
J.S.Egan was born in London, England in 1971; and grew up in Colchester, Essex.
After graduating from The University of Essex with an MA in history, he lived for some time in Atlanta, GA, working for the US railroads.
He later returned to London, where he now lives with his family.
His great-grandfather was the renowned First World War poet Edmund Blunden.