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LATE AND SOON (Timeless Wisdom Collection Book 1154) [Kindle Edition]

E.M. DELAFIELD
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It's 1943 and Valentine Arbell, middle-aged and widowed, lives in a big country house with her vivacious and delightful younger brother, General Levallois. Her daughter, Primrose, spends most of her time in London where she attracts endless admirers. When some soldiers are billeted at the house, Valentine's memory is triggered by a Colonel Lonergan due to be staying. In her youth in France, Valentine enjoyed a brief love affair -- ended by her parents -- with a young Irish artist names Rory Lonergan. On meeting Colonel Lonergan, she is pleasantly surprised to find that he is her lost lover from so many years before

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 793 KB
  • Print Length: 371 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Business and Leadership Publishing (31 Mar 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JECXXBI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #155,515 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Provincial Lady in love ... 8 Feb 2010
Published in in 1943, this is readable but very dated; it hasn't stood the test of time as well as The Provincial Lady and I found that the snobbery/very English class consciousness grates rather than amuses. Interesting, though, as a period piece. And a reminder that sex wasn't invented in the 1960s!
Valentine (a well-bred 'provincial lady' type) is the mother of a rude, difficult daughter who is living a promiscuous life in wartime London. (It's one of the weaknesses of the book that we never really learn quite why this mother-daughter relationship broke down in the first place.) The daughter is having a brief, sexy fling with a colonel and manages to get him billeted in the family country home; it turns out, however, that he is her mother's teenage love of many years ago - a romance that was broken up by Valentine's family because a) he didn't have any money and b) being Irish, middleclass and catholic, he wasn't 'one of us.'
Their love re-ignites ... but is there any future for them when he has already bedded Valentine's daughter?
Quite shocking for its day ... guess this is what was happening when the provincial lady wasn't at the WI!
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