Anna of the Five Towns (Penguin Modern Classics)
Publish date: July 26th 2001
Pages no: 433
Edition language: English
I really loved this and despite the fact she had a pretty unhappy life - tyrannical father, loveless marriage, death of the man she loves - I still think it is an uplifting story as even while she is pragmatic she never really let go of her morals and values and I think she will be strong enough to ...
re-read via BBC4 dramatisation starting Sunday 6th March
This is probably not everyone's cup of tea, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Like the English sensibility of the turn of the century, the characters of this story are repressed and understated, religious and mindful of duty, prone to needless suffering. But it's such a detailed picture of the time and ...
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