Loving, Paperback Book
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One of his most admired works, "Loving" describes life above and below stairs in an Irish country house during the Second World War.

In the absence of their employers the Tennants, the servants enact their own battles and conflict amid rumours about the war in Europe; invading one another's provinces of authority to create an anarchic environment of self-seeking behaviour, pilfering, gossip, and love.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780099285090

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Life in an Irish Country House during the Second world war when Ireland was a neutral country. The lives , loves and misunderstandings of the owners and their staff. Written in an interesting but hard to follow style with unusual usage of words , no chapters, speech marks or indicators and often no dividing devices when the actors or theme changes.Hard work and I can't say I enjoyed it but I can see its literary merit (I think)

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