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The Ten Commandments

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  2 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Written in 1931, it is a story which contrasts the old and the new. A wounded soldier who loves beauty and a beautiful young woman who cares only for the modern world of jazz and fast living.
Hardcover, First Edition
Published 1931 by Alfred A Knopf
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May 24, 2015 Dorcas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars

This is published under two titles, the original being "The Road", which personally I think fits it better.

The setting is a roadside teahouse run by a mother and her two modern daughters. Nearby lives a one eyed WW1 veteran and part time horticulturist. Their lives will eventually mingle when one daughter gets into a motorcycle accident and is paralyzed.

This is a mellow story with a slightly moralistic tone, celebrating the gentleness of the pre war era and wagging its head at the fast
Mar 27, 2011 Vicki rated it really liked it
I have been in the mood to read old books. This one had a powerful message which was delivered in a gentle way.
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George Warwick Deeping (28 May 1877 – 20 April 1950) was a prolific English novelist and short story writer, whose most famous novel was Sorrell and Son (1925).

Born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, into a family of doctors, he was educated at Merchant Taylors' School. He proceeded to Trinity College, Cambridge to study medicine and science, and then to Middlesex Hospital to finish his medical training.[
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