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The Colonel's Daughter

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After the end of World War I, Georgina Smithers finds rural English life boring, until her handsome cousin arrives on leave from India.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 27th 1987 by The Hogarth Press (first published January 1st 1950)
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Aldington is growing on me. For someone who spends so much time cracking wise at the expense of old-guard Victorian writers, he does a good job of channeling Dickens from time to time. Some of the best prose I've ever read. ("Panic and Purfleet at that moment were indistinguishable.") However, he likes his cultural references, so a little background reading in late 19th, early 20th-century British history is almost a necessity to understanding a good deal of the commentary. Still, a good storyte ...more
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Edward Godfree Aldington was an English writer and poet. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_...
“He wore the black suit which he used for funerals, a form of social entertainment which greatly appealed to Mr. Judd since it combined dignity of emotion with solemn lessons on the dangers of existence in an under-policed country.” 1 likes
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