Mothering Sunday: A Romance
Publish date: 2016-04-19
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
Mothering Sunday, 1924. Jane Fairchild, like all other household staff, has the day off but having no mother to visit, she has the day to herself. The eventful day will help shape her future in unforeseen ways.Mothering Sunday is a short novel but is packed full of beautiful, evocative writing. It t...
The concept did not work for me. I loved the beginning and the intriguing flash forwards. The period was well drawn and the charcters skillfully and slowly fleshed out.There was suspense and a feeling of impending doom but then Mothering Sunday just petered out like an old balloon.
Strip everything away and this is just the story of a day in which a maid has her last tryst with the youngest, soon to be married son of an upper class Berkshire family. Oh, but it is the everything that makes this little book. Within the story of that day and that tryst (so, adults only on this...
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