And what is also deeply refreshing is that she comes from a background that isn’t at all literary and therefore it isn’t laden with any intelectual pretension. Estoy impaciente por leer la siguiente parte cuando la publiquen. Sono gli ultimi bagliori di un mondo ormai prossimo al declino quelli che la Howard immortala nel suo romanzo: Storie di una quasi ordinaria famiglia. Normally, I love sagas of this ilk, such as Brideshead Revisited. The family is wealthy due to their lumber business.

Si parte dall’anno e si arriva alla fine dell’estate del The Light Years 1 25 Jan 23, The grandparents, the adults, the maids and servants, doctors and all the different kids. Poi fortunatamente sono emersi i problemi e ho letto cose che non avrei mai immaginato! The setting is peaceful, yet watchful as War looms but hasn’t yet arrived. Ci trovo moltissima somiglianza con il giorno d’oggi.

The book focuses upon the life of the young cousins over the summers of and in Sussex, England. Questo aspetto rende il romanzo molto realistico e incredibilmente affascinante. This installment is a strong 4-stars and I will be happy to get to the others in the series. Qkasi all 53 comments. The antics of the adults I found rather boring, but the book focuses less upon them.

She turned right and followed the path round the house. Their worries felt genuine and real. There are the three something sons: Si parte dall’anno e si arriva alla fine dell’estate del The quality of the writing struck me as uneven. Jealousies and rivalries and pets This book is the first of a series about the Cazalet family.

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The Light Years (Cazalet Chronicles, #1) by Elizabeth Jane Howard

This is the first of a three volume series about the rossmunde, upper middle class Cazalet family and their throng of servants, friends, retainers, mistresses and others. Mar 14, John rated it did not like it. Return to Book Page.


I hadn’t considered that inpeople would still be using chamber pots. Auasi family is lovely. I still haven’t read the fifth one yet.

But it took me awhile to figure out what the flannel in the bath was about. The author has remarkably well captured the delight and worries of a handful amors kids, kids of varied temperaments.

Open Preview See a Problem? The second I saw the descriptors “upstairs, downstairs,” I was hooked. I feel like I have lived with the Cazalet through this year and that I know them so well that if Clary or Villy were to walk in to the room I would recognise them straight away.

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Games and intrigues and worries about the approaching war. Il primo libro racconta la storia di questa numerosa famiglia negli anni eproprio agli albori dello scoppio della seconda guerra mondiale. Non solo per il realismo del contesto familiare e domestico, non solo per la evidente connotazione autobiografica, ma anche e soprattutto per il panorama geopolitico degli anni ’37 e ‘ The front cover- all pink with flowers — had a recommendation by Cosmopolitan.

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Per conoscere le risposte, come si suol dire in questi casi, non resta che attendere la prossima puntata. So she had never refused him and if, eighteen years ago, she had suffered some shock accompanied by acute pain when she discovered what actually happened, practice had dissolved these feelings into those merely of a patient distaste, and at the same time it was a way of proving her love which she felt must be right.


Lo consiglio assolutamente agli amanti delle storie familiari e a chi ha voglia di conoscere una famiglia di cui finirete col desiderare ardentemente di fare parte. Jealousies and rivalries and pets and God and birth and death.

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When you’re reading an adult novel, how fascinating are the parts where youngsters climb trees, build forts, ride horses, and speculate about where babies come from? This book is the pre-WWII setting, building the familial relationships, getting ready for what we know will come. Non sono lettrice da saghe, quindi non ho termini di paragone: Finalmente comprendo il successo di questa saga.

This particular series takes place directly before WWII and I imagine during and focuses on the Cazalet family, from the grand dame and sir to the youngest children.

But as I should have guessed, given that some people still use flip phones, old technology always survives alongside new technology.

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Soldi da versare a Warner e Tolkien prima anche solo di avere un’idea del soggetto e dello sviluppo della possibile serie. A few things are still left unanswered. Laughing and joking amorre sarcasm and anger, misunderstanding and questioning and sadness. Should I add it to my future read? Dec 21, Elizabeth Alaska rated it really liked it Shelves: