Part of the Furniture

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by Mary Wesley | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0140266283 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingover-the-moonwing of Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on 10/22/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingover-the-moonwing from Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on Friday, October 22, 2021
Found in Valentin book box

Journal Entry 2 by wingover-the-moonwing at Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on Monday, October 25, 2021
I knew nothing of Mary Wesley, though may well have read The Camomile Lawn a long time ago as the title seems familiar. What an interesting life she had, very uninhibited when young, did not start writing novels till she was 70, as a means of survival when the death of her second husband left her without any means. Her second son Toby Eades was a successful publisher and married the Chinese writer and journalist Xinran.

I felt very comfortable in this book. Juno, 17 years old, is totally unaware of the "facts of life" as her mother has not given her any sex education. When mother goes to Canada to remarry, expecting Juno to join her, Juno accompanies her two older friends Jonty and Francis to London as they are joining up. Eager to gain some experience themselves before setting off for war, they abuse her though she is hardly aware of what is happening.
Through a chance encounter during an air raid, Juno is sent on the road to her future, with only her resourcefulness and innocence to help.
The end is very satisfying.

Journal Entry 3 by wingover-the-moonwing at Chemin de Pierrefleur in Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on Monday, October 25, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (10/25/2021 UTC) at Chemin de Pierrefleur in Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland


Dans le petit parc devant l'église Saint-Matthieu, chemin Guillaume de Pierrefleur.

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