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5.0 out of 5 stars
Beguiling, 6 July 2011
I read this at school as a teenager and could not make any sense of it. Forty years later I have just read it again and I found it beguiling. It bears witness to a way of life that has long since disappeared and cries out against the folly of war, of heavenly and man made creeds and captures perfectly the small town parochial gossip and snobbery which unfortunately remains in many a town still. As for Capitalism and the woes of the working man struggling under its load, it could have been written with today's banking crisis in mind. Highly recommended.