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Marling Hall

Lettice Watson has lost her husband at Dunkirk. Left with two small children to raise, she is living at home (Marling Hall), but in an apartment over the stables. Recognizing her mother’s tendency to ‘take over’ Lettice’s life, she very … Continue reading

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The Headmistress

Mrs. Belton is worried. And she has a lot to worry about. With three children serving in England’s wartime forces, plus a move from their country estate to the village (due to financial strictures), Mrs. Belton has a lot of … Continue reading

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August Folly

Richard Tebbin is home from Oxford. Seemingly spoiled and shrugging off his parents’ delight at seeing him once again, he does seem to me to be too focused on himself and his own concerns. Can one summer change him? “Richard … Continue reading

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