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Home fires, Elizabeth Day

Label
Home fires
Title
Home fires
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Day
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Max Weston, twenty-one and a newly commissioned lance corporal, leaves for his first army posting in central Africa. Fiercely patriotic and completely at home in the army, he is eager to make a difference. He never comes back. His parents Caroline and Andrew are devastated by the death of their only child. The overwhelming love Caroline has always felt for her son is now matched by the intensity of her loss, and as she is borne away on a private ocean of grief the moorings of their marriage begin to come loose. The silence is broken by the arrival of Andrew's mother, Elsa, who at the age of ninety-eight can no longer look after herself. Caroline has never felt good enough for this elegant, cuttingly courteous lady and has lived for years in fear of putting a foot wrong. Now, suddenly, Caroline has the upper hand. As Elsa lies, marooned and disorientated, in the spare room, the past unspools in her mind, throwing up fragments of her anxious childhood in 1920s Richmond - under the shadow of her father, a soldier who came back from the Great War a different man. A stunning, delicate portrait of a family bookended by war, Home Fires explores the legacy of loss, the strictures of class and the long road to redemption
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
DAY
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
Home fires, Elizabeth Day
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Home fires, Elizabeth Day
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volume
Carrier category code
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn817260285
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24 cm.
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249 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408828670
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
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  • (Sirsi) i9781408828670
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