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Bill FromPA (bill_from_pa) | 19 comments Please make a separate entry for EF Benson's "As We Are" (ISBN 0701205873). It is a different book and not a different edition of the author's "As We Were" (ISBN 0701205881)

As We Were

As We Are

Description (from the back cover):
As We Are is a comic elegy on the devastating - and liberating - effects of the First World War. Lord and Lady Bunyan are vintage Benson characters of the stately traditional school; comfortably ensconced in their hideous family seat, separated from the coming generation by the yawning chasm of 1914-18. Entrenched in their armchairs, they can come to terms with the war raging on the Continent, but what are they to make of girls who smoke, of ungrateful villagers and shrinking incomes, let alone a daughter-in-law who absconds to Venice with a dubious princess?

Into the tragi-comedy of their crumbling lives, E. F. Benson weaves his own shrewd and highly coloured opinions. A unique blend of fiction and comment, As We Are is an often hilarious portrait of post-war revolution and the snobberies and certainties it overturned – the effervescent world of art and aristocracy he knew so well, vanishing like the bubbles of old champagne.

message 2: by Emy (last edited Mar 17, 2018 05:54PM) (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5034 comments Working on this

Done and notes added to hopefully stop this happening again in future.

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