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’Stella Gibbons’s gift is very special’ Daily Express
Amy, a neglected motherless child in 1920s London meets Robert, a wealthy American boy. It’s an encounter she will never forget.
My American follows the lives and loves of Amy Lee and Robert Vorst: from a chance childhood meeting to the comic, tragic and romantic trysts that follow. Amy, a baker’s daughter, has dreams of becoming a writer, whilst Robert is destined to be a doctor. Later, embarking on a lecture tour in Depression-era America, she is reminded of her childhood friend and endeavours to find him.
My American is an unashamedly romantic novel by Stella Gibbons, author of the beloved satire Cold Comfort Farm.