Mavis of Green Hill

Mavis of Green Hill A new doctor has arrived in Green Hill Sarah told me so this morning when she brought in my breakfast She set the tray down with an agitated thump and after her strong arms had raised me a little hig

  • Title: Mavis of Green Hill
  • Author: Faith Baldwin
  • ISBN: 9780559434754
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A new doctor has arrived in Green Hill Sarah told me so this morning when she brought in my breakfast She set the tray down with an agitated thump, and after her strong arms had raised me a little higher among the pillows, she stepped back, folded her hands beneath her apron, and fixed me with a portentous eye Now do try and relish your breakfast, Miss Mavis, she coaxA new doctor has arrived in Green Hill Sarah told me so this morning when she brought in my breakfast She set the tray down with an agitated thump, and after her strong arms had raised me a little higher among the pillows, she stepped back, folded her hands beneath her apron, and fixed me with a portentous eye Now do try and relish your breakfast, Miss Mavis, she coaxed, there s a good girl An undercurrent of excitement colored her tone I looked upon her with suspicion But I know my Sarah Like Fate, and the village fire company, she is not to be hurried Very casually, I reached for my glass of milk Years of lying comparatively flat on a useless back tend to the development of patience as a necessity What time is it I inquired conversationally Past nine I set the glass aside, and bit reflectively into a crisp triangle of toast Since I ve become so clever at eating and drinking, there s a sense of adventure about these commonplace functions which no whole person could ever comprehend.

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    About "Faith Baldwin"

    1. Faith Baldwin

      Faith Baldwin attended private academies and finishing schools, and in 1914 16 she lived in Dresden, Germany She married Hugh H Cuthrell in 1920, and the next year she published her first novel, Mavis of Green Hill Although she often claimed she did not care for authorship, her steady stream of books belies that claim over the next 56 years she published than 85 books, than 60 of them novels with such titles as Those Difficult Years 1925 , The Office Wife 1930 , Babs and Mary Lou 1931 , District Nurse 1932 , Manhattan Nights 1937 , and He Married a Doctor 1944 Her last completed novel, Adam s Eden, appeared in 1977.Typically, a Faith Baldwin book presents a highly simplified version of life among the wealthy No matter what the difficulties, honour and goodness triumph, and hero and heroine are united Evil, depravity, poverty, and sex found no place in her work, which she explicitly intended for the housewife and the working girl The popularity of her writing was enormous In 1936, in the midst of the Great Depression, she published five novels in magazine serial form and three earlier serials in volume form and saw four of her works made into motion pictures, for an income that year in excess of 315,000 She also wrote innumerable stories, articles, and newspaper columns, no less ephemeral than the novels.

    891 thoughts on “Mavis of Green Hill”

    1. Has elements of other books I like, but the antagonism between the lead characters seems mostly unnecessary and gets a tad frustrating.Mavis, a resident of a New England town in her early 20's, has been bedridden for about half her life because of a terrible accident. She can't sit, stand or walk. A new young doctor comes to town and begins to work with her, convinced that she can recover. She resents him and he's a bit tough on her.About the same time, Mavis begins to correspond with a poet who [...]


    2. This is Faith Baldwin's first book and it is perhaps not as accomplished as some of her later work but I still love it. She creates a rich, layered world for Mavis and invites the reader into it. And as that world expands from Mavis's life as an invalid to her life after recovery, the reader shares in her journey from girl to happily married woman. At times, the antagonism between Bill and Mavis is hard to understand or be patient with, but I still enjoyed their romance and especially enjoyed th [...]



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