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"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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Millicent
Jun 10, 2015 Millicent rated it did not like it
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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.
Sora O'doherty
May 27, 2015 Sora O'doherty rated it it was amazing
A very personal history of Ireland, told through the medium of the author's home and relations. It inspired me to go and wander the site and the neighborhood, which is a trip very well worth taking.
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Shelves: non-fiction, memoirs
Only read Seven Winters.
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Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen, CBE was an Anglo-Irish novelist and short story writer.
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