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The Rules of Engagement - Anita Brookner
The Rules of Engagement
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Elizabeth and Betsy had been school friends in 1950s London. Elizabeth, prudent and introspective, values social propriety. Betsy, raised by a spinster aunt, is open, trusting, and desperate for affection. After growing up and going their separate ways, the two women reconnect later in life.... show more
Elizabeth and Betsy had been school friends in 1950s London. Elizabeth, prudent and introspective, values social propriety. Betsy, raised by a spinster aunt, is open, trusting, and desperate for affection. After growing up and going their separate ways, the two women reconnect later in life. Elizabeth has married kind but tedious Digby, while Betsy is still searching for love and belonging. In this deeply perceptive story, Anita Brookner brilliantly charts the resilience of a friendship tested by alienation and by jealousy over a man who seems to offer the promise of escape.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781400075300 (1400075300)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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In Love of Books and Friendship
In Love of Books and Friendship rated it
4.0 The Rules of Engagement
This book has been on my shelf for years. Recently I made an intentional TBR stack choosing mostly those that have been on my shelf for three or more years. I seemed to be in the habit of reading my most recent acquisitions. But I digress . . . The best way to describe this book is that it seemed...
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virginiasoares rated it
2.0 The Rules of Engagement
Boy, what a depressing end! As someone said on goodreads, Loneliness prevails.I enjoyed the book a lot at first, probably because from the synopsis I was expecting a chick-littish or romancey book, so it turned out more than what I had expected. And I could relate so much to the teller's loneliness....
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