Sarah A Smith

Fading Glory

All Change


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Elizabeth Jane Howard’s return to the Cazalet dynasty she created in The Light Years in 1990 will bring a thrill to the hearts of many readers. That quartet of novels, spanning ten years, countless love affairs and innumerable Martinis, was a pure pleasure to read. Her update on the family to the mid-1950s is in a similar vein: a lyrical read full of period detail, pricked with the sharp emotional intelligence for which Howard is rightly fêted.

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