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A Charming, gentle novel,
This review is from: The Fortnight in September (Paperback)
This is a delightful novel first published in 1931 - about the Stevens annual fortnights holiday in Bognor. Mr Stevens is a middle aged clerk - his wife a quiet gentle woman who secretly finds this holiday a bit of a strain. Their children, Dick and Mary who are now grown up, and out to work themselves, and Ernie their youngest still a school boy. This is a novel about ordinary people who live small lives, and the things which loom large and have unimaginable importance within that life - such as Mrs Stevens medicinal bottle of port she buys each year on the holiday, and the wearing of comfortable holiday clothes and canvas shoes. This is a charming novel, quite melancholic in some ways - although never sad.