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The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen
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it was amazing
bookshelves: classics

Wartime London, hints of espionage and with lots of references to spirits and ghosts, albeit most often in a metaphorical sense. Buildings are also very significant: Stella's flat (which she changes when her life changes), Wistaria Lodge (odd care home), Mount Morris (Irish inheritance), Holme Dene (Robert's family home - to sell or not). Quite episodic: some chapters and characters quite separate from the main narrative, but Bowen's wonderful use of language shines though.
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May 30, 2008 – Shelved
June 9, 2008 – Shelved as: classics

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