The Fortnight in September
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It was so cute & well written. Almost nothing happens in terms of plot. But, I felt I was invited to the ordinary life of a family, and it was very relaxing.
If you're a person who likes heavy plot driven books, maybe this isn't for you.
Otherwise, I really enjoyed it for what it is. ...more
It sounds simple, and yes it is, but it is also lovely.
One summer, between the wars, R C Sherriff visited Bognor. As he sat on the seafront, watching streams of visitors pass by, he realised what he wanted to write.
“I began to feel the itch to take one of those families at random and build up an imaginary story of their annual holiday by the sea.
It cou ...more
On the surface, it is a painstakingly (and somewhat painfully) detailed account of a family’s annual fortnight holiday at the ‘Seaview’ boarding house in Bognor Regis (a seaside resort in West Sussex). But for all of its lower-middle class, 1930s British specificity, it does have these illuminating universal moments that give the story a poignant depth. And like the season, with summer edging inexorably into autumn, the book is also ab ...more
This is a quiet, rather wistful story of the Stevens family's annual holiday in Bognor. Not a lot really happens, the first third of the book is spent getting ready, making lists and travelling. Finally they get to the seaside and what a joy it is, (for most of them, anyway). Dick and Mary, two of the three children, are now grown up and working, so there is an underlying realisation that this may be the last holiday they all spend together adding a touch of poignancy to the ho ...more
"The Fortnight in September" by R.C Sheriff captures all that. It is in its essence a simple book - a English middle class family on their traditional two week vacation by the sea. Nothing happens, there is no "plot". But anyone who h ...more
I loved the whimsy, the melancholy, the joy, the worry about things going wrong, ignoring decline in a well loved vacation setting because of the rosy memories you've had of it, and I loved the story of this proper family on holiday. So much was captured in this little gem that is both relatable but also foreign to us in a more modern age. Which is just another reason wh ...more
I really wanted to love this book, but found that I was needing something more exciting, more substantial to bite into. ...more
The author wrote this with out worrying what the reader thought.(IT WAS AN INSTANT BEST SELLER) .It was his own homage to normality.The likes and times of which we will never see again. ...more