The Long View (Paperback)Elizabeth Jane Howard (author)
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From the bestselling author of The Cazelet Chronicles comes Elizabeth Jane Howard's The Long View.
Moving backwards in time from 1950 to 1926, The Long View paints an unusually revealing portrait of a marriage. It traces the lives of Antonia and Conrad Fleming through the eyes of Antonia, as she looks back on her married life and unravels her choices - good and bad - and the motivations behind them . . .
An uncannily authentic take on matrimony from the long view - from both the outside in and present to past - Antonia and Conrad Fleming's story is as extraordinary as it is prosaic, as gut-wrenching as it is exhilarating.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 29 mm
When I read The Long View . . . I realized that I would never write anything of such subtlety and penetration: there was no point in even hoping to write a novel if this was the standard of excellence -- Andrew Brown * Guardian *
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“EJH is superb.”
A gripping tale of a life told backwards, The Long View manages to be beautifully intimate whilst also addressing the universal concerns of loneliness and longing. Howard writes with warmth and precision, and is... More
“Complex, Intimate and Ultimately Honest”
Mrs Fleming has no first name for the first half of the book and the second half of her life. Defined by her wifely title, she struggles to maintain a sense of self – a struggle no doubt undergone by hundreds of women... More
“Stick with it!”
I nearly fell at the first hurdle with this book; I was bored and irritated by the behaviour of the over-privileged and tiresome 'children' in the first part of the novel but gritted my teeth and carried on.... More
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