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My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You

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Mi sento in dovere di scrivere una recensione per questo libro ancora ingiustamente quasi sconosciuto. Nearby, Julia Locke does her bit for the war effort by instructing the gardener to plant a few vegetables, drifting through her days with aimless self-absorption, worrying incessantly that her own lovely face will age during Peter's long months away. While there were aspects I liked and admired very much, on the whole this is a novel that felt too unbalanced to be truly good. This was an insight for me, into the hidden world of my own grandparents, and the author managed to make it accessible in a modern way.

Riley is adaptable and is taken in by a high class, artist, Sir Alfred, which provides the young couple access to one I have read very little about The Great War, so I cannot make good comparisons in literature about this era.Both end up under the tutelage of Sir Arthur, a famous artist, who sees potential in Riley and Nadine.

Staying at home, nobody thinks her capable of doing something useful, so she slowly begins to lose her mind.Not a bad book by any means, but one that is unsure of itself and remains quite rough around the edges. The three women mostly function as lenses into women’s lives at the time, and Young can’t resist a bit of authorial-standpoint posturing about feminism, the role of women and social change. The lives of two very different couples—an officer and his aristocratic wife, and a young soldier and his childhood sweetheart—are irrevocably intertwined and forever changed in this stunning World War I epic of love and war.

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