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Honourable estate : a novel of transition

By: Brittain, Vera

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Part of the Virago Modern Classics series
1860497829 / 9781860497827
Paperback
823.912
06/07/2000
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England
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20 cm xx, 587p.
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Young Janet Harding is still grieving when she accepts a proposal from Reverend Rutherston, the kindly vicar who befriended her during her mother's last illness. Her ambitions to further the suffragette cause are hampered, though, by her early pregnancy with a son, Denis, and life in the spa town of Sterndale is increasingly stifling...Stephen Allendeyne, heir to Dene Hall, prides himself on his marriage to Jessie Penryder, an impoverished governess with little respect for his smug family but plenty of social ambition. At odds in all else, the couple are united in their scorn for daughter Ruth's preference for work, ideas and freedom over marriage...In the aftermath of WWI, Ruth and Denis meet each other through work in Eastern Europe. The scars of their pasts and of the war itself are diminished in a determination to forge a new kind of marriage.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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