A vintage classic,
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This review is from: House-Bound (Paperback)
'Housebound' affords the reader a fascinating glimpse into the life of a middle class houswife in the nineteen-forties. We share the consternation of the main character Rose Fairlaw at having to cope alone in her large old-fashioned house when her servants leave to do war work. Labour saving gadgets had not been invented, and husbands did not dream of lending a hand! In addition, she and her best friend Linda have to cope with the strain of their adult sons joining the forces. More universal is the portrayal of relationships within families, and we see Rose struggle with the fact that she loves her charming stepson more than her own difficult daughter. Although a period piece, Peck's novel still grips the modern reader.