This is above all a very English book of its time. Emotions are buttoned up and characters behave like cardboard cutouts rather than flesh and blood. As a Celt my instinct is to say "Oh, get a life". I do though recognise great writing too but the only moments which seemed real to me involved the laughter of the young Irish nun in contrast to the introspective bores on the outside of the abbey.
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