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Minor English Classic,
This review is from: The Scent of Dried Roses: One family and the end of English Suburbia - an elegy (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
The Scent Of Dried Roses is ostensibly about the suicide of the author's mother. Scratch away at the surface a little and it's a portrait of an English middle-class, rocked by the gentle-waves of the twentieth century.
In other media with similar themes - the German TV drama Heimat for instance - there is drama, feeling; in Lott's paen to English sensibilities there is a rootless and a restlessness that is sad and authentic. Moving.