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❤ [KINDLE] ❃ A House in the Country By Jocelyn Playfair ➣ – Bunatime.co The great interest of Jocelyn Playfair's book for modern readers is its complete authenticity Set sixty years ago at the time of the fall of Tobruk in 1942 one of the low points of the war and writtenThe great interest of Jocelyn Playfair's book for modern readers is its complete authenticity Set sixty years ago at the time of the fall of Tobruk in 1942 one of the low points of the war and written only a year later when people still had no idea which way the war was going A Hous.

house ebok country ebok A House ebok in the book House in the free A House in the Country MOBIE in the Country has a verisimilitude denied to modern writers Sebastian Faulks in Charlotte Gray or Ian McEwan in Atonement do their research and evoke a particular period but ultimately are dependent on their own and historians' interpretation of events; whereas a novel like this.


E in the Country has a verisimilitude denied to modern writers Sebastian Faulks in Charlotte Gray or Ian McEwan in Atonement do their research and evoke a particular period but ultimately are dependent on their own and historians' interpretation of events; whereas a novel like this.

Kindle Jocelyn Playfair ì A House in the Country PDF È A House  PDF \ in the  ì

Kindle Jocelyn Playfair ì A House in the Country PDF È A House PDF \ in the ì Playfair was born in Lucknow in the year that her father Lieutenant Colonel Noel Malan accompanied the Younghusband expedition to Tibet Both her parents were descended from the highly artistic French Huguenot Malan family She lived with her husband in India in the early 1930s but returned to Britain after the birth of their two sons Her first book a thriller appeared in 1939 and she wrote t

10 thoughts on “A House in the Country

  1. Roger Pettit Roger Pettit says:

    Kindle Jocelyn Playfair ì A House in the Country PDF È A House PDF \ in the ì house ebok, country ebok, A House ebok, in the book, House in the free, A House in the Country MOBIPersephone Books is fast becoming one of my favourite publishers It rescues from oblivion mid 20th century novels by primarily women writers that appear to have become unjustly neglected I greatly enjoyed its reissue of 'Someone at a Distance' by Dorothy Whipple see my review 'A House in the Country' by Jocelyn Playfair may not be as good But it's nonetheless a very enjoyable novel and is certainly worthy of resuscitation for 21st century readersThe story is set in the English countryside during the Second World War specifically a large house known as Brede Manor in a village named Brede Somervel The principal character Cressida Chance is looking after the house on behalf of its owner Charles Valery with whom she is in love Charles is alone on a lifeboat His ship 'Alice Corrie' has been torpedoed while travelling from the US to England The story moves from the English countryside occasionally to describe Charles's experiences


  2. Amanda Amanda says:

    Kindle Jocelyn Playfair ì A House in the Country PDF È A House PDF \ in the ì house ebok, country ebok, A House ebok, in the book, House in the free, A House in the Country MOBIThis was pretty good for a Persephone classic which most of the time don't make big impressions on me This was about WWII from mostly the perspectives of civilians I learned new things about life during the war There were many beautiful passages I really liked the writing style But at times the characters became preachy and overly philosophical I also thought the plot in itself was anti climactic This is definitely of a character piece Cressida however had too many men fall in love with her


  3. Grier Grier says:

    Kindle Jocelyn Playfair ì A House in the Country PDF È A House PDF \ in the ì house ebok, country ebok, A House ebok, in the book, House in the free, A House in the Country MOBIA bit talky in some places but loved it overall especially Cressida Chance


  4. Beth Bonini Beth Bonini says:

    Kindle Jocelyn Playfair ì A House in the Country PDF È A House PDF \ in the ì house ebok, country ebok, A House ebok, in the book, House in the free, A House in the Country MOBIThis novel concerns itself entirely with the home front specifically one house outside one small English village The war impinges itself on the plot in the form of 6 bombs which fall one night but mostly the war is at a remove It is constantly present in the minds and actions of the characters and yet they are buffered from it More than any 'war' novel I can remember this novel explores what that 'buffering' feels like and how the drama of being at the ce


  5. Trisha Trisha says:

    Kindle Jocelyn Playfair ì A House in the Country PDF È A House PDF \ in the ì house ebok, country ebok, A House ebok, in the book, House in the free, A House in the Country MOBIThis WWII novel opens at sea with the sinking of the Alice Corrie one of 500 Allied ships lost during the opening months of the war The focus uickly shifts away from the blazing ship’s lone survivor Charles Valery adrift in the Atlantic to his beautiful country estate Brede Hall which is being looked after by Cressida Chance the woman he loves Only gradually as the story shifts back and forth between the lifeboat and Brede Hall do we discover that the two of them are not married and that she is the widow of his best friend whose death he caused Cressida is at the heart of this novel She has had to take over the management of the estate in Valery’s absence doing the work 5 servants used to do while also caring for paying guests that have moved in because they’ve been displaced by the war What’s noteworthy about this novel is that it serves as a vehicle for


  6. Highlyeccentric Highlyeccentric says:

    Kindle Jocelyn Playfair ì A House in the Country PDF È A House PDF \ in the ì house ebok, country ebok, A House ebok, in the book, House in the free, A House in the Country MOBII have owned this for about two years and carried it around the world with me and only now got around to reading it That is a shame because it's lovely; and also ideal because it is PERFECT pandemic reading I am struggling with the attention mental effort reuired


  7. Nora Nora says:

    Kindle Jocelyn Playfair ì A House in the Country PDF È A House PDF \ in the ì house ebok, country ebok, A House ebok, in the book, House in the free, A House in the Country MOBIWorking my way through my unread but always enjoyable Persephones that I had saved for just the ‘right time’ 📖


  8. Hol Hol says:

    Kindle Jocelyn Playfair ì A House in the Country PDF È A House PDF \ in the ì house ebok, country ebok, A House ebok, in the book, House in the free, A House in the Country MOBIAlthough the title makes this book sound potentially twee it isn’t at all The house in uestion is a stately home full of lodgers during World War II and part of what was interesting about this novel is that it was written during the war; while reading I was ever aware of that vast current of fear and how uncertain its outcome still was Anyway the title house is run by a pants wearing widow named Cressida She is one of those sensible people who manages not to be batted around by life not because she is such a toughie but because she is so firmly rooted in kindness Dogs and horses trust her The author sometimes uses Cressida and other commendable characters as mouthpieces for her own philosophical contemplation but I enjoyed every word of these perceptive monologues even when they bordered on sermonizing; by contrast some of the petty characters barely speak at all So unlike life such fun in a novel The great moments in this book are the small ones There is only


  9. Margaret Margaret says:

    Kindle Jocelyn Playfair ì A House in the Country PDF È A House PDF \ in the ì house ebok, country ebok, A House ebok, in the book, House in the free, A House in the Country MOBIDuring World War II Cressida Chance is running a house in the English countryside dealing with boarders and family and wartime duties while the man she loves Charles Valery is surviving two weeks alone in a lifeboat after his ship has been torpedoed Playfair's portrayal of war is grim at home with Cressida as well as abroad with Charles; one of Cressida's boarders is an Eastern European refugee who's seen terrible things and bombs drop on her small village


  10. Colin Colin says:

    Kindle Jocelyn Playfair ì A House in the Country PDF È A House PDF \ in the ì house ebok, country ebok, A House ebok, in the book, House in the free, A House in the Country MOBIIt's great to know that Persephone are there to rescue the forgotten books of the twentieth century A House in the Country first published in 1944 and long out of print is now available for twenty first century readers to discover It's not one of the most significant books on their list and has its faults but what's special about it is its immediacy Set in 1942 at the time of the disaster of Tobruk a time when


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