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4.0 out of 5 stars This happy breed ..., 15 Aug 2008
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This review is from: The Village (Paperback)
Hard to add anything more to the excellent book description above. But can't you just imagine this book being a wonderful film, maybe by David Lean ...
Very enjoyable, but not quite in the same league as the heart-rending Little Boy Lost by the same author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A village near you?, 22 Sep 2004
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A searing dissection of the post war era and the valiant but misguided attempts that were made to re-establish the class structure in all it's crumbling glory. Never accept help from "Poor People" was the maxim of the 'haves' except it would seem they were rapidly becoming the people in need of help and not just financial help at that.It is the 'working classes' who come out of this book emotionally intact leaving those living at the 'top of the hill' trapped in their class bound, and rapidly changing existence.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great Persephone Classic, 15 Jun 2010
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What a lovely book. The characters are so well drawn, and in their just post WW2 setting, illustrate the English class system beautifully. The description of rural Oxfordshire life is very evocative and I got lost in the pages of this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious snapshot of old snobberies, 11 July 2014
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After the dissarray of the Second World War the cosy order of the English class system is turned on its head. How to maintain superiority without money becomes a distressing problem for some, especially when family affairs of the heart threaten the old reassuring boundaries. A double insult is a working class with rising wages and lowering inhibitions...
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The Village by Marghanita Laski (Paperback - 22 Sep 2004)
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