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FREE DOWNLOAD ´ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO ì Helen Simonson READ ✓ The Summer Before the War The bestselling author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand returns with a breathtaking novel of love and war that reaches far beyond the small English town in which it is setEast Sussex 1914 It is the end of England's brief Edwardian summer and everyone agrees that the weather has never been so beautiful Hugh Grange down from his medical studies is visiting his Aunt Agatha who lives with her husband in the small idyllic coastal town of Rye Agatha's husband works in the. I absolutely loved the book Major Pettigrew s Last Stand so when I heard that author Helen Simonson wrote a second book I was thrilled to have the chance to read an early copy Unfortunately this book was a huge disappointmentSimonson s charm and wit which made Pettigrew so enjoyable are present in this book but they are buried among superfluous pages and words Rather than stand out they are lost in the shuffle There are far too many characters most of them indistinguishable from each other Eventually I stopped trying to keep them straight The elements of a good plot exist here but the story just muddles along I ve read instruction manuals that were exciting This might have been an entirely different book with ruthless editing At 496 pages I m wondering how much got left on the cutting room floor It easily could have been half the length which might have let the charm shine through and given space for the worthwhile characters to be developed At one point in the story there is reference to a book it was a dense tome printed in close set type as if the printer had struggled to sueeze its impossible length into some manageable slab of pages I felt that was apropos hereWhile the book left much to be desired it did provide much food for thought on the subject of refugees As part of the story the villagers need to decide whether to take in Belgian refugees and what form of hospitality to provide them I couldn t help but think of the parallels with today s Syrian refugees I do hope this book is an aberration and that Simonson continues to write I would certainly read her future books Many other reviewers seem to like this book so readers should consider other reviews and not just mine Thank you to NetGalley and Random House for a galley of this book in exchange for an honest review

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FREE DOWNLOAD ´ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO ì Helen Simonson READ ✓ The Summer Before the War Foreign Office and she is certain he will ensure that the recent saber rattling over the Balkans won't come to anything And Agatha has immediate concerns; she has just risked her carefully built reputation by pushing for the appointment of a woman to replace the Latin master When Beatrice Nash arrives with one trunk and several large crates of books it is clear she is significantly freethinking and attractive than anyone believes a Latin teacher should be For her pa. What a lovely book The Summer before the War written by Helen Simonson is a charming love story set in 1914 East Essex England Reminiscent of Jane Austen the romance that develops between Surgeon Hugh Grange and visiting Latin teacher Beatrice Nash is delightful To the heart of this novel are women s issues of euality Beatrice s father has past away and left a small trust in the hands of his unkind relatives rather than with his daughter Pictured is her struggle to make ends meet by teaching Latin in the small town of Rye for the summer But for the help of Agatha Aunt to Hugh and Daniel she wouldn t even have been considered for the job It is heartbreaking to see what Beatrice goes through both socially and professionally I enjoyed the narration by Fiona Hardingham Be ready for a few tears during the war For those of you that have read Simonson s Major Pettigrew s Last Stand this book is definitely recommended4 out of 5 stars Goodnight Moon for the appointment of a woman to replace the Latin master When Beatrice Nash arrives with one trunk and several large crates of books it is clear she is significantly A Hundred Summers freethinking and attractive than anyone believes a Latin teacher should be For her pa. What a lovely book The Summer before the War written by Helen Simonson is a charming love story set in 1914 East Essex England Reminiscent of Jane Austen the romance that develops between Surgeon Hugh Grange and visiting Latin teacher Beatrice Nash is delightful To the heart of this novel are women s issues of euality Beatrice s Cross Laminated Timber Design father has past away and left a small trust in the hands of his unkind relatives rather than with his daughter Pictured is her struggle to make ends meet by teaching Latin in the small town of Rye Her Guilty Secret for the summer But High Risk Affair Silhouette Intimate Moments for the help of Agatha Aunt to Hugh and Daniel she wouldn t even have been considered Monophobia 1 for the job It is heartbreaking to see what Beatrice goes through both socially and professionally I enjoyed the narration by Fiona Hardingham Be ready The Passionate Lover for a Nouns Verbs few tears during the war For those of you that have read Simonson s Major Pettigrew s Last Stand this book is definitely recommended4 out of 5 stars

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FREE DOWNLOAD ´ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO ì Helen Simonson READ ✓ The Summer Before the War Rt mourning the death of her beloved father who has left her penniless Beatrice simply wants to be left alone to pursue her teaching and writing But just as Beatrice comes alive to the beauty of the Sussex landscape and the colorful characters who populate Rye the perfect summer is about to end For despite Agatha's reassurances the unimaginable is coming Soon the limits of progress and the old ways will be tested as this small Sussex town and its inhabitants go to w. I absolutely adored this novel Helen Simonsen is a gifted and erudite writer who has penned an intelligent period story set in the summer before the first world war The narrative is rich in historical detail gentle wit and laugh out loud humour The pace is slow to take in the in depth observations of the characters their development and capture a picture of England embodied in Rye at a crucial time for the country At the beginning we see the social and moral strictures of a class ridden society that judges women and the lower classes harshly and by the end those rules are beginning to crumble The author has a keen understanding of this period and the impact that war has on individuals families and communities at that time She does that effectively through her cast of characters Agatha the tour de force behind progressive community decisions She is aided and abetted by Lady Emily and Eleanor Beatrice as a newly arrived Latin teacher is a protege of Agatha s She lives in genteel poverty due to her father placing her trust money in the hands of obstructive relatives Her job is precarious due to the machinations of the ghastly Bettina Fothergill the Lord Mayor s wife We see this conflict between Mrs Fothergill and Agatha played out with both amusement and horror when decisions are in the hands of the so called traditionalist characters that include Lord North Having said that I was so pleased that Mr Tillingham turns out to be much compassionate and progressive with regard to the treatment of Celeste and Beatrice There is the love that dare not speaks its name laid out in the story and the backlash it inspires at the time Hugh is a nearly ualified surgeon and the playful Daniel is a poet They are portrayed as living a merry and privileged life having fun at the Hop festival supporting Agatha in her many schemes and including Beatrice in their social lives It is an idyllic world until the shadows of the upcoming war creep in You have the society young women like Lucy who hand out feathers to men a symbol of cowardice having little understanding of the nature of war You have the parades that honour war and patriotism through enlisting You begin to get a real picture of the war with the entrance of the refugees although most locals still do not get how they might be affected in the future Snout is a intelligent young gypsy schoolboy who is held back by the social rules that despise gypsies and adhere to the fact that they hold no place in society and it is a waste that they are educated This is why a 15 year old Snout enlists and pays such a fearful price for the narrow minds that pervade RyeThe war marks the shattering of the innocence depicted in the summer at Rye We see a community marked by unspeakable suffering death injuries and grief that mark the people of Rye and Britain The author is skilled in creating an absorbing emotional and engaging prose that leaves us in no doubt of the impact of the war on Rye across the social spectrum It also documents the slow and improving picture for women and some people becoming wiser as a result of the war A truly gripping entrancing and compulsive novel I am grateful to Bloomsbury for a copy of the book via netgalley


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  • Hardcover
  • 592
  • The Summer Before the War
  • Helen Simonson
  • English
  • 01 May 2020
  • 9781408837641