Who is it for?,
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This review is from: House-Bound (Paperback)
This book deals with the life of a ( long ago) widowed and remarried upper class woman in WW2 Edinburgh. It is centred on her efforts to run her home when there is an acute shortage of domestic servants and describes a world I had never imagined existed.
I am very glad I read it but after a while I had an uncomfortable sense that I did not know for whom Winifred Peck was writing. It is unbearably poignant when it touches on her anxiety for her children and her difficult relationship with her daughter and husband but it becomes rather soap-y and trite as it goes on . It is also quite spiritual ( her father was a bishop) and involved with her relationship with God. It is a truly weird book and needs to be experienced rather than talked about. After all this I still don't know who she thought she was trying to reach!