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romantic, with a sense of impending disaster
on 4 September 2016
This is a romantic story, which set against the momentum events in France leading up to the second world war, shows that everyone's life has its own dramas - its own hopes, regrets and disappointments. The plot is a simple one - a love affair between a married older man, and a young servant girl with a troubled past, but it is the characterisation and the strange feel of impermanence and impending disaster which makes the book so powerful.
Whilst not one of Faulk's very best books still well worth reading