House-Bound Winifred Peck

ISBN: 9781903155622

Published:

Paperback

304 pages


Description

House-Bound  by  Winifred Peck

House-Bound by Winifred Peck
| Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 304 pages | ISBN: 9781903155622 | 3.22 Mb

Penelope Fitzgerald wrote: ‘If I could have back one of the many Winifred Peck titles I once possessed I would choose House-Bound. The story never moves out of middle-class Edinburgh- the satire on genteel living, though, is always kept in relationMorePenelope Fitzgerald wrote: ‘If I could have back one of the many Winifred Peck titles I once possessed I would choose House-Bound. The story never moves out of middle-class Edinburgh- the satire on genteel living, though, is always kept in relation to the vast severance and waste of the war beyond.

The book opens with a grand comic sweep as the ladies come empty-handed away from the registry office where they have learned that they can no longer be “suited” and in future will have to manage their own unmanageable homes. There are coal fires, kitchen ranges and intractable husbands- Rose is not quite sure whether you need soap to wash potatoes.

Her struggle continues on several fronts, but not always in terms of comedy. To be house-bound is to be “tethered to a collection of all the extinct memories... with which they had grown up... how are we all to get out?” I remember it as a novel by a romantic who was as sharp as a needle, too sharp to deceive herself.’



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "House-Bound":


himerestaurant.com

©2011-2015 | DMCA | Contact us