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Loving / Living / Party Going by Henry Green
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English servants in an English castle in Ireland during the early days of WWII. Though
Ireland is a neutral country the servants are as terrified over the IRA as a possible
German invasion.

I suspect it's supposed to be primarily humorous in that dry English way. There's
so much conversation that it slows down the reading.

There's all kinds of goings on, new butler takes over for dead butler testing the
loyalties of the old servants; a missing expensive broach sets in motion
machinations of the staff against each other revealig rivalries, pilfering,
gossiping, affairs, ahh it's a good old time.

Would think this would make a great Masterpiece Theater w/all the dialog,
accents, expressions etc. wonder if there is one?

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