Mr. Bone's Retreat

Mr. Bone's Retreat

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Bachelor William Bone, a retired civil servant, has lived happily in the same Regency house opposite Richmond Park for 40 years. William, after purchasing the house finally a few years ago, has spent a lot of energy carefully renovating it, and now it's perfect. The house is divided into three flats with William living on the top floor flat, while Agnes Joliffe, a widow and an acquaintance for over 50 years lives, as his tenant, in the ground floor flat. The middle flat is finished but empty. One Christmas Eve, a young couple, Alex and the very pregnant Sophie, show up on William's doorstep, attracted by the glimpse of an empty flat. William, driven by manners and politeness, allows the couple to stay the night, and then gradually, Sophie, talks William into allowing them to rent the flat. A gentle comedy ensues from William's fateful decision.
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1971
ISBN: 9780671208059
Characteristics: 255 p. ; 22 cm


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