Angela Thirkell's stylish prose and deft portrayal of the human spectacle in the imaginary county of Barsetshire continue in this comedy of manners. Set in the mid-1950s, following the upheaval of war and its aftermath, this novel provides a canvas for the comings and goings of cultivated... read more
“It was all very confusing and perhaps for the first time in her life Edith, the slightly spoilt youngest child, began to realize that life was not all beer and skittles, nor was its way always the way one meant to go.”Narrator
“He was older than he was. Of course we are all older than we were every moment of our lives, but sometimes one suddenly notices oldness in a person. I expect our chidren see it in us long before we know it is there."”Mrs. Morland
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