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by Elizabeth Bowen
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: radio-4, autumn-2011, published-1949, fradio, wwii Read from October 29 to November 06, 2011 *Sunday Classic Serial.BBC blurbs - Adapted by Tristram Powell and Honor Borwick. Elizabeth Bowen's wartime novel of betrayal adapted from a screenplay by Harold Pinter. Part love story, part...
Edward
Edward rated it 6 years ago
Introduction--The Heat of the Day
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it 7 years ago
I think I did read this, but I can't remember. My copy has this cover, but it's a Borzoi book from Knopf. 1949, 2nd edition.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
Sunday Classic Serial.BBC blurbs - Adapted by Tristram Powell and Honor Borwick. Elizabeth Bowen's wartime novel of betrayal adapted from a screenplay by Harold Pinter. Part love story, part spy thriller, in which the beautiful Stella's allegiances are tested. Stella discovers that her lover, Robert...
carey
carey rated it 8 years ago
Unexpectedly good, great story, great characterisation and moving.
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 10 years ago
I haven't read anything by Bowen before, and I picked this up for two reasons. The first is that I read some criticism by A.S. Byattabout it, and the second, someone put it in the free book pile at work. (I love those piles).I'm not sure how I feel about this book. I can see why Byatt enjoyed it....
Cecily's book reviews
Cecily's book reviews rated it 11 years ago
Wartime London, hints of espionage and with lots of references to spirits and ghosts, albeit most often in a metaphorical sense. Buildings are also very significant: Stella's flat (which she changes when her life changes), Wistaria Lodge (odd care home), Mount Morris (Irish inheritance), Holme Dene ...
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