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Bowen's Court & Seven Winters
"Bowen's Court" describes the history of the author's Anglo-Irish family in County Cork, from the Cromwellian sttlement until 1959. In "Seven Winters", Elizabeth Bowen recalls, with endearing candour, her family and Dublin childhood.
Paperback, 544 pages
Published May 27th 1999 by Vintage Books
(first published 1984)
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With all due respect to Elizabeth Bowen's other good work, I think Bowen's Court & Seven Winters requires a prior interest in the history of the Anglo-Irish. The writing style does not make the subject compelling for a general reader.
Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen, CBE was an Anglo-Irish novelist and short story writer.More about Elizabeth Bowen...