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Rose Under Glass

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It is the late 1950s; the social milieu is London's colonies of artists and writers. Penelope's husband has died suddenly and needlessly, and she is left to face an uncertain future. She needs understanding, acceptance, the chance to express an identity of her own rather than as one half of a partnership. But these are qualities which her family and friends may not be able ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published November 27th 2008 by Faber & Faber (first published January 1st 2008)
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Nov 30, 2015 Kat rated it it was amazing
One of my new favorite writers is Elizabeth Berridge (1919-2009). The characters in her superb novel, Rose Under Glass, are domestic but also adventurous as they try to find, hold onto, or avoid love. Berridge is little-known in the U.S., and not very well-known in the UK. Her obituary at The Guardian called her “a writer of rare distinction who deserved more recognition than she ever received.”

I discovered her work by chance on the lists of reprinted books at Faber Finds and Persephone Books. I
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Started strong but then not much happened so ultimately, boring.
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