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So Well Remembered

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On the day that World War II ends in Europe, Mayor George Boswell recalls events of the previous 25 years in his home town of Browdley...

Hardcover, 336 pages
Published June 1945 by Little Brown & Co. (first published January 1st 1945)
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Sep 10, 2012 Nancy added it
i started reading this in the brandywine library and couldn't stop.
what a great old-fashioned storyteller hilton was!
Jun 17, 2016 Katherine rated it really liked it
This is my fourth James Hilton novel, and I’m getting wise to some things. First off, his women are either perfect wives or bad wives, and that defines them as women. I seem to remember maybe a spinster in _Lost Horizon_, but she had such a faint presence and served no purpose in the plot. My favorite character is, of course, Paula in _Random Harvest_ (my favorite of his books). The thing about this book, I think Hilton wants you to be sympathetic to the main character -- but I hated him! The wo ...more
Jan 18, 2016 Carla rated it really liked it
Not as sucessful as Random Harvest, but a generous, serious novel about a working-class idealist. In this case, I felt the film with John Mills achieved greater depth, mostly because of the sensitivity that Mills brought to the protagonist.
Oct 10, 2014 Hope rated it liked it
Hilton is a great story teller, which is why so many of his books have been made into movies. This, however, is not one of his best novels.
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Jan 08, 2014 Margaret Norwood rated it really liked it
This wonderful novel was in a box of books from my Grandmother's estate. I picked it up on a whim. The characters were really fun to live with and some of the ideas of ambition vs contentment spoke to me a great deal.
Nov 08, 2011 Lesley rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, classic
On the day that World War II ends in Europe, Mayor George Boswell
recalls events of the previous 25 years in his home town of Browdley.

Oct 04, 2013 Jamie rated it really liked it
Such a sweet story, though it sort of rambled. There was no sweeping storyline or grand view, though the theme of life's purpose against a backdrop of war seemed to sort of tie the different character's lives together.
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James Hilton (1900–1954) was a bestselling English novelist and Academy Award–winning screenwriter. After attending Cambridge University, Hilton worked as a journalist until the success of his novels Lost Horizon (1933) and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1934) launched his career as a celebrated author. Hilton’s writing is known for its depiction of English life between the two world wars, its celebration of ...more
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