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Summary

May's second marriage to Colonel Herbert Brown-Lacey is turning out to be a terrible mistake. Her children find the Colonel's presence oppressive and leave home. Even Herbert's own daughter tries to escape from her father's sinister behaviour.
©1969 Elizabeth Jane Howard (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Not to be missed....

An excellent novel which I have read many times, beautifully read & well worth listening to. A modern classic, not to be missed.

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Unforgettable

Masterful writing. If you like the intricacies of human interactions and the interior worlds of complicated people then read this and marvel.

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Masterfully written but not EJH's best

I enjoyed this story and EJH displays her characteristic insights of relationships. However I felt the plot a little uneven and the novel lacks the great epic perspective of some of her others.

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Absorbing

A captivating story beautifully written and narrated. The author understands and relates so well, the lives of women in the 1940s and 1950s.

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Subtle, delicate but so insightful

I loved this. I love Elizabeth Jane Howard's intelligence and her piercing and slightly amused commentary on society's attitudes towards women.

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Wonderful

I didn’t think anything could follow on from the Cazelets but this is in the same vein and beautifully read by Eleanor Bron

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Absolutely all of Elisabeth Jane Howards books have a sad ending

Does Elizabeth Jane Howard do Happy Endings? And Amazingly pls stop asking for more words to fill your review