One Fine Day - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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One Fine Day - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages
Published: 11/11/1985
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ON THE GUARDIAN'S 2001 READING LIST FOR WAR FICTION

It is a summer's day in 1946. The English village of Wealding is no longer troubled by distant sirens, yet the rustling coils of barbed wire are a reminder that something, some quality of life, has evaporated. Together again after years of separation, Laura and Stephen Marshall and their daughter Victoria are forced to manage without 'those anonymous caps and aprons who lived out of sight and pulled the strings'. Their rambling garden refuses to be tamed, the house seems perceptibly to crumble. But alone on a hillside, as evening falls, Laura comes to see what it would have meant if the war had been lost, and looks to the future with a new hope and optimism.

First published in 1947, this subtle, finely wrought novel presents a memorable portrait of the aftermath of war, its effect upon a marriage, charting, too, a gradual but significant change in the nature of English middle-class life.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780860685876
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 141 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Mollie Panter-Downes, a wartime voice to treasure . . . virtually forgotten these days, her work provides an unforgettably vivid impression of life in the second world war - Guardian

Mollie Panter-Downes is as profound as Katherine Mansfield, restrained as Jane Austen, sharp as Dorothy Parker - Independent

Mollie Panter-Downes is as profound as Katherine Mansfield, restrained as Jane Austen, sharp as Dorothy Parker - INDEPENDENT

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