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A quiet life
by Beryl Bainbridge | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingBookCrosserwing of Culemborg, Gelderland Netherlands on 12/15/2003
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Journal Entry 1 by wingBookCrosserwing from Culemborg, Gelderland Netherlands on Monday, December 15, 2003

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In the shabby, cluttered confines of their small house in an English seaside village just after World War II, a family of genteel poverty struggles daily, unremittingly, with itself. To escape the endless quarrel, the romantically disappointed mother spends half the night reading novels in the railway station, while the melancholy father weeps in front of the radio. The fifteen-year-old daughter sneaks off after dark to meet a German P.O.W. in the woods, and her brother, Alan, through whom we experience the domestic nightmare, suffers the family he tries to ignore and cannot alter, at least not until it has been destroyed.

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Journal Entry 3 by OBCZMamaTembo from Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa on Thursday, April 06, 2006

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Journal Entry 4 by nrrdgrrl at Rivonia Medical Centre in Johannesburg - Sandton, Gauteng South Africa on Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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