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At Mrs Lippincote's - Elizabeth Taylor, Valerie Martin
At Mrs Lippincote's
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Mrs Lippincote's house, with its mahogany furniture and yellowing photographs, stands as a reminder of all the certainties that have vanished with the advent of war. Temporarily, this is home for Julia, who has joined her husband Roddy at the behest of the RAF. Although she can accept the... show more
Mrs Lippincote's house, with its mahogany furniture and yellowing photographs, stands as a reminder of all the certainties that have vanished with the advent of war. Temporarily, this is home for Julia, who has joined her husband Roddy at the behest of the RAF. Although she can accept the pomposities of service life, Julia's honesty and sense of humour prevent her from taking her role as seriously as her husband, that leader of men, might wish; for Roddy, merely love cannot suffice - he needs homage as well as admiration. And Julia, while she may be a most unsatisfactory officer's wife, is certainly no hypocrite.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781844083091 (1844083098)
Publisher: Virago UK
Pages no: 215
Edition language: English
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oh, carrots.
oh, carrots. rated it
A book about the life of an English officer's wife (stationed in England) during WWII and also his "spinster" cousin who lives with them. Three stars because it's not as good as the other books I've read by Taylor. It's still an excellent story. I just wouldn't recommend it as a starting point for e...
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it
3.0
I've been reading a lot of British domestic fiction written during and about the 1930s and 40s lately and it's interesting to see how different people handle wartime relationships in Britain. I sort of liked this book, but I didn't love it. I found the characters difficult to like and the ambience u...
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