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Primrose Past is terrific.

Primrose Past is terrific. Caroline Hunt has conveyed fully the mind and spirit of an adolescent girl - her struggle for identity and independence, her drive to develop and demonstrate her knowledge and skills, her emerging romantic and sexual desires, and her longing for family relationships that are mutual, intimate, and special. The story is replete with deft and detailed descriptions of life in England over 150 years ago - estates (lands, buildings, furnishings, provisions, management, and operations), societal and cultural mores and expectations, and travel and experiences throughout the contemporaneous world.

Primrose Past recreates, with rare authenticity and engaging spirit, the diary of a young girl growing up in Victorian England - a time of simple manners and values, when life was lived slowly and morals were passed on from generation to generation through homilies and by example.

In 2000, she wrote a novel, Primrose Past: The 1848 Journal of Young Lady Primrose. She also wrote two cookbooks

1923-01-08)January 8, 1923. In 2000, she wrote a novel, Primrose Past: The 1848 Journal of Young Lady Primrose. She also wrote two cookbooks. Because of her hotels, the acclaim for the restaurant of The Mansion on Turtle Creek, and her cookbooks, she was a member of the Dallas chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier, a professional organization for women involved in the food, wine

Caroline Rose Hunt in 2009 at the Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, a luxury hotel that was part of her vast business empire. In 2000 Ms. Hunt published a novel, Primrose Past: The 1848 Journal of Young Lady Primrose. She also wrote two cookbooks

Caroline Rose Hunt in 2009 at the Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, a luxury hotel that was part of her vast business empire. By 1986 she had become the richest member of the Hunt family and one of America’s wealthiest women. David Woo/The Dallas Morning News, via Associated Press. By Robert D. McFadden. While her brothers caught the public eye with financial high-wire acts in silver, oil and sugar, Caroline Hunt led a relatively normal life.

Caroline Rose Hunt was born on January 8, 1923, the daughter of H. L. Hunt (1889–1974) and Lyda Bunker . In 2000, she wrote a novel, Primerose Past: The 1848 Journal of Young Lady Primrose. Hunt (1889–1974) and Lyda Bunker (1889–1955). She has six siblings: Margaret Hunt Hill (1915–2007), H. Hunt III (1917–2005), Lyda Bunker Hunt (born and died. in 1925), Nelson Bunker Hunt (1926–2014), William Herbert Hunt (born 1929), and Lamar Hunt (1932–2006). In 2000, she wrote a novel, Primerose Past: The 1848 Journal of Young Lady Primrose

Primrose Past recreates, with rare authenticity and engaging spirit, the diary of a young girl growing up in Victorian England - a time of simple manners and values, when life was lived slowly and morals were passed on from generation to generation through homilies and by example.

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Oil heiress Caroline Rose Hunt, daughter of legendary wildcatter . She was an accomplished gourmet cook and the author of a novel, Primrose Past: The 1848 Journal of Young Lady Primrose, published by Harper Collins in 2001, and a cookbook, The Compleat Pumpkin Eater, published in 1980. One of its 440 recipes - banquet elephant stew for 3,882 people - was dropped into the middle of the book as a ruse. I love humor, and that was one of my made-ups," Hunt said.

Owner Lady Primrose's Bathing Luxuries. Named one of 100 Most Influential Women in the United States, Ladies Home Journal, 50 Most Powerful Women. Caroline Rose Hunt, hotel executive. Named Grand Dame, Les Dames d'Escoffier; named one of 100 Most Influential Women in the United States, Ladies Home Journal, 50 Most Powerful Women; recipient Alexis de Tocqueville award, United Way of Dallas. Recipient Alexis de Tocqueville award, United Way of Dallas.

Primrose Past recreates, with rare authenticity and engaging spirit, the diary of a young girl growing up in Victorian England -- a time of simple manners and values, when life was lived slowly and morals were passed on from generation to generation through homilies and by example. The young lady of the story -- fifteen years of age in 1848, the year of the journal -- narrates in a fresh and endearing voice a year in the life of a Victorian family, offering a window into the lifestyle of the time; along the way she even includes recipes for dishes she learns from the family cook over the course of the year (authentic 19th-century recipes the author discovered in the course of her research). But the story, deceptively simple at first, soon takes on an air of suspense, as her parents leave on a journey, and her father writes with the news that her mother has taken gravely ill; soon thereafter the little girl -- identified only by the nickname "cygnet", or young swan, in the diary -- finds a letter among her mother's belongings leading her to question her own parentage. The text of the journal is framed by a present-day narrative, in Caroline's own voice, detailing the discovery of the actual diary, and Caroline's own attempts to discover the truth behind this enigmatic story.

Comments: (5)

Ffrlel
I started reading Primrose Past on a plane from Dallas to Los Angeles. It was clever and amusing, and I took it to be an enjoyable, light read. As I got into it, and as the story unfolded more and more, I could see that it was "getting to me" in unexpected ways. The people were so real, the challenges and problems were presented boldly and beautifully. I will never casually pass an old graveyard again, and see all the aging and weathered old stones marking the graves, without remembering this book, and the fact that beneath the ground there are buried dreams, promises and love. Buy this book and see what I mean! Kent Perkins, Los Angeles
Qulcelat
For her fifteenth birthday in 1848, a young girl living on an estate in Victorian England is giving a diary in which to record her thoughts. She describes her idyllic life in the beautiful English countryside, where her biggest problem is dealing with her annoying little brother. When her parents travel to London, she expresses her disappointment at not being able to join them. Although this girl lived 150 years ago, her feelings and relationships were not all that different from those today. This book seemed almost like a real diary, even though it was fiction. Although this is an adult novel, teenage girls who enjoy historical fiction, such as myself, will enjoy it too. I highly reccomend this book.
Wanenai
Primrose Past is terrific. Caroline Hunt has conveyed fully the mind and spirit of an adolescent girl -- her struggle for identity and independence, her drive to develop and demonstrate her knowledge and skills, her emerging romantic and sexual desires, and her longing for family relationships that are mutual, intimate, and special. What a vivid portrayal of this bright, courageous, vulunerable, and likable girl! The story is replete with deft and detailed descriptions of life in England over 150 years ago -- estates (lands, buildings, furnishings, provisions, management, and operations), societal and cultural mores and expectations, and travel and experiences throughout the contemporaneous world. Primrose Past is practically a textbook wrapped in a delightful, intriguing tale. If I were teaching English in secondary school, it would be required reading along with Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice. I am eager for the sequel!
Gavinranadar
What began as a light read turned in to an engrossing read. I expected it to be just something to read without becoming too involved but that was not the case. The ending was a surprise but not a complete surpise because of some little hints scattered throughout the volume. It all came together very nicely. I hope Ms. Hunt continues this saga because she left me longing for more.
Stonewing
I read "Primrose Past" in one continuous session. The characters grow as the story flows.
"Primrose Past", beautifully bound, not only provides reading pleasure but also a vivid description of the lifestyles, customs, and traditions of l800 England. A diary, lost for over a century, opens doors to the England of years gone by and the deepest secrets of the girl who wrote it. A truly unique and revealing book.
Primrose Past: The 1848 Journal of Young Lady Primrose download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Caroline Rose Hunt
ISBN: 0060394137
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: William Morrow; 1st edition (December 26, 2000)
Pages: 250 pages