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Help me find a book?

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Sleepyfergus Tue 23-Jun-15 22:37:24

Don't think it's adult fiction, more young adult but's what I remember

It was about a young English girl who goes to France, perhaps on exchange or to stay with friends of the family? She falls in love with a boy and they spend all summer together. He comes to London for a visit at one stage. They go back to France and he ends up dying of menengitis (I think). They are in their late teens I think. Set in present day (some 20 odd years ago now though).

I don't have burning desire to read it again, it just popped into my mind the other day and made me smile as I remember some bits of it being so sweet (like when they first kiss, in a boat at sea) and then so sad when he dies. She goes to see his body and recalls a small freckle on his finger. I think he has red hair!

Anyway, if anyone can help, that would be great!

mmack Tue 23-Jun-15 22:50:57

I might be totally wrong but could it be The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden? I haven't read it yet but it's on my wishlist.

Sleepyfergus Wed 24-Jun-15 09:38:26

Thanks mmack, it's not that book.....but having read the description of it on Amazon, I now want to read it too!!

Sleepyfergus Thu 25-Jun-15 20:52:18


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