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1471155234
Hardback:Mothering Sunday : a romance / Graham Swift.:2016 Hardback Mothering Sunday : a romance / Graham Swift.
Mothering Sunday : a romance / Graham Swift.
Author: Swift, Graham, 1949-
Publication year: 2016
Media class: Hardback
Category: Fiction
Publisher: London : Scribner, 2016.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781471155239 (hbk.) :
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It is March 30th 1924. It is Mothering Sunday. How will Jane Fairchild, orphan and housemaid, occupy her time when she has no mother to visit? How, shaped by the events of this never to be forgotten day, will her future unfold?

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This is quite a short book, rather more of a novella, but certainly not a romance. Our group felt it was more of a tragedy, even though in some ways the main character has a successful life. It is the story of one perfect day in March 1924 and the last time that lovers Jane, a maid, and Paul, the young master about to get married, are together. The story is beautifully told in lyrical but very concise language, requiring the reader to take time to absorb all the meaning which does not appear immediately. Some of our group thought it was rather light and inconsequential, but others appreciated the delicate touch and undercurrents of foreboding. We marked it 8/10.
15/03/17
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eBook:Mothering sunday:2016. eBook
Author: Swift, Graham, 1949- author.
Year: 2016.
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Scribner,
Resource type: Electronic material
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Hardback:England and other stories:2014. Hardback
Author: Swift, Graham, 1949- author.
Year: 2014.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Simon & Schuster,
Resource type: Physical
274 pages ; 24 cm
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eBook:Waterland:2019. eBook
Author: Swift, Graham, 1949- author.
Year: 2019.
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Scribner UK,
Resource type: Electronic material
1 online resource (368 pages)
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Paperback:Mothering Sunday : a romance:2017. Paperback
Author: Swift, Graham, 1949- author.
Year: 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Scribner,
Resource type: Physical
149 pages ; 20 cm
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Unexpected and short, Swift cleverly captures post war society on the turn.
07/03/19
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Paperback:Here we are:2021. Paperback
Author: Swift, Graham, 1949- author.
Year: 2021.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Scribner,
Resource type: Physical
195 pages ; 20 cm
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Lovely book, redolent of a period I well remember. Depth to characterisations.
07/03/22
Andrew Atkinson
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