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Phyllis Bottome
Birth date: May 31, 1884
Died: August 22, 1963
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 3 years ago
She was a woman who had wanted to be free; and had paid her own price for it. Max had no objection to her freedom. On the contrary, it would make his own course of action simpler. He would not have respected her scruples, but he would respect her pluck. I may have turned to Bottome's books because ...
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BrokenTune rated it 4 years ago
I continue my exploration of Phyllis Bottome's work with the book that she's known for best - The Mortal Storm - which was turned into a film starring James Stewart in 1940, and supposedly was the first MGM production to openly criticise the Nazis (according to Pam Hirsch's biography of Bottome). ...
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BrokenTune rated it 4 years ago
Mark Chalmers was, as far as he knew, exactly the kind of man he wanted to be. He earned enough money for his tasks; he had done nothing discreditable; women admired him; boys obeyed him; and men of his own age definitely disliked him, unless they had been more successful still; and then they though...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 4 years ago
"Has Ronnie any right to live - like that?" Hilda demanded fiercely. "No - not like that," Dr. Silla agreed, "but even his having no 'right' is his own business. He might at any time see his mistake, and alter his way of living. We are at the mercy of our opinion of ourselves - or sometimes be event...
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