The Distant Horns of Summer.
London: Michael Joseph, 1967.
Departing both thematically and stylistically from his previous work, Bates's final novel explores the imaginary lives of two characters -- six-year-old James, neglected by his globe-trotting parents, and his seventeen-year-old governess, Gilly -- and their struggles with deceit and disappointment. The title is inspired by lines in William Blake's "The Schoolboy."
Books and Bookmen (October 1967, p. 49, Anne Britton, attached)
Punch (September 13, 1967, R.G.G. Price, attached)
Spectator (September 8, 1967, p. 274, Peter Vansittart, attached)
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