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December Love (Large Print Edition)
Alick Craven, who was something in the Foreign Office, had been living in London, except for an interval of military service during the war, for several years, and had plenty of interesting friends and acquaintances, when one autumn day, in a club, Frances Braybrooke, who knew everybody, sat down beside him and began, as his way was, talking of people.
(first published 1922)
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Oddly enough, as I was reading December Love, I kept thinking about the Real Housewives series on Bravo. The book is about a very beautiful woman as she enters middle and even old age. Although things have changed and women are no longer old at 40, the struggles are the same in that a woman's relevance is still very much based on how much youth and beauty the world sees in her. How do we hold onto that while retaining our dignity (think of what happens when those Housewives get a facelift)? Does ...more
Hichens was born in Speldhurst in Kent, the eldest son of a clergyman. He was educated at Clifton College, the Royal College of Music and early on had a desire to be a musician. Later in life he would be a music critic on the World, taking the place of George Bernard Shaw. He also studied at the London School of Journalism. Hichens was a great traveler, Egypt was one of his favorite destinations, ...moreMore about Robert Smythe Hichens...