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May's second marriage to Colonel Herbert Brown-Lacey is turning out to be a terrible mistake. Her children find the Colonel's presence oppressive and leave home. Even Herbert's own daughter tries to escape from her father's sinister behaviour.
©1969 Elizabeth Jane Howard; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • SEA, Charente
  • 01-05-15

Not to be missed....

An excellent novel which I have read many times, beautifully read & well worth listening to. A modern classic, not to be missed.

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  • Caroline B
  • 01-31-15

Unforgettable

Masterful writing. If you like the intricacies of human interactions and the interior worlds of complicated people then read this and marvel.

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  • H. F. Warner
  • 04-24-15

Masterfully written but not EJH's best

I enjoyed this story and EJH displays her characteristic insights of relationships. However I felt the plot a little uneven and the novel lacks the great epic perspective of some of her others.

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