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The Long View is a portrait of a contemporary marriage which gives a real view of the shifting relationship between two people. The author's other novels include Cazalet Chronicle, The Light Years and The Sea Of Change.
©2008 Elizabeth Jane Howard (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • H. F. Warner
  • 04-05-15

Fascinating and superb story telling

An extremely penetrating examination of a marriage. The structure of the novel leaves you wanting to revisit it immediately. I was a big fan of EJH since coming across the Cazalet novels and although this is a slightly more bleak take it demonstrates her superb empathy with characters yet again.

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  • Mrs. Phyllis A. Wolff Paley
  • 11-07-15

Fantastic.... So pleased I persevered ...

Extraordinarily affecting.... I did find the beginning difficult - the characters seemingly so estranged from each other and themselves.... But slowly EJH describes the events that have brought them to this place....

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  • Fiona
  • 10-29-16

Interesting methodology!

It's unusual to find a book written backwards but it soon grows on the reader (listener) to the extent of providing emotional insight which may not be evident the right way round. EJH has a gift for displaying the most raw emotions and does not let us down!

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  • Debbie Collings
  • 05-07-18

Not up to usual standard

A bit disjointed. Hard to follow at times. Love her other books. Will still read

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  • Anna Spencer
  • 01-11-17

Brilliant!

I love this story, as I do all of Elizabeth Jane Howard's novels, which I had read or listened to.

She has amazing insight into people, their motives and their behaviour. The characters are well delineated and totally believable. Mary Wimbush's narration is brilliant and I am so impressed the way she voices all the different characters.

This story would appeal to anyone who enjoys novels set in the beginning of the last century or those written by this author.