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The End of the Affair, by Graham Greene (1951)

     The End of the Affair tells the story of Maurice Bendrix and Sarah Miles’ illicit love affair in wartime London. One stormy night several years after the war, Bendrix unexpectedly crosses paths with Sarah’s husband, Henry, standing in the … Continue reading

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The Echoing Grove, by Rosamond Lehmann (1953)

         Yes, it was going to happen eventually: sooner or later, I was bound to bring up Rosamond Lehmann. The irony of it is that the first book of hers I’m going to discuss is the one I like the … Continue reading

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The Camomile Lawn, by Mary Wesley (1984)

     A few days ago, sitting comfortably on the sofa, listening to popular 1940s songs by Vera Lynn, Doris Day, and Peggy Lee, the curtains drawn against yet another dark February day, I embarked upon Mary Wesley’s novel of wartime … Continue reading

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