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eBook Coral Glynn ePub

  • ISBN: 8845926885
  • Category: British and Irish
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Language: Italian
  • Publisher: Adelphi
  • ePub book: 1306 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1934 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 288

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Coral Glynn is a young nurse, and she has been hired to provide private nursing care to old Mrs Hart who is. .What a captivating little old-fashioned soap opera of a book! It's England in 1950

Coral Glynn is a young nurse, and she has been hired to provide private nursing care to old Mrs Hart who is dying of some malady. She arrives at this big dark house in the country and is shown to her room. What a captivating little old-fashioned soap opera of a book! It's England in 1950. Young Coral Glynn, a nurse, arrives at Hart House, an isolated mansion in the countryside, to care for the terminally ill Mrs. Maud Hart.

Coral Glynn arrives at Hart House, an isolated manse in the English countryside, early in the very wet spring of 1950. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Coral Glynn is a young nurse, and she has been hired to provide private nursing care to old Mrs Hart who is.

But Coral Glynn’s tears of calamity are, finally, bottled. In Cameron’s novel, pain becomes the scrollwork etched across memory, a surface decoration of the vessel that is one small, foolish, buoyant life. There is always hope.

Coral Glynn arrives at Hart House, an isolated manse in the English countryside, early in the very wet spring of 1950, to nurse the elderly Mrs. Hart, who is dying of cancer. Hart House is also inhabited by Mrs. Prence, the perpetually disgruntled housekeeper, and Major Clement Hart, Mrs. Hart's war-ravaged son, who is struggling to come to terms with his latent Coral Glynn arrives at Hart House, an isolated manse in the English countryside, early in the very wet spring of 1950, to nurse the elderly Mrs. Hart, who is dying of.

Coral Glynn : A Novel. Professor Cepmlp University of Dundee and Professor Robert Schuman Centre Peter Cameron. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Coral Glynn : A Novel.

Coral Glynn arrives at Hart House, an isolated manse in the English countryside, early in the very wet spring . MACMILLAN NEWSLETTER. Hart, who i. Hart's war-ravaged son, who is struggling to come to terms with his latent homosexuality. When a child's game goes violently awry in the woods surrounding Hart House, a great shadow - love, perhaps - descends upon its inhabitants

Comments

Fohuginn Fohuginn
I read Peter Cameron's book The City of Your Final Destination after seeing the movie from that book. Both were EXCELLENT. Then I read his book, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, which was good, and then his book, Andorra, which I didn't like, and this one, which I didn't like. All his writing is very well done, but apart from The City of Your Final Destination, he seems unable to write about anything even approaching NICE. I think he should take a break and go into therapy for a few years before he writes anything else. NOTHING nice happens in this book.
SlingFire SlingFire
Such a strange, strange story. It's set in England in the early 1950s. The title character, Coral, is a decidedly detached, but apparently quite competent, nurse who moves into peoples' homes to care for their sick or dying, then moves on to her next case. She has no home of her own and the only family she has left is an old aunt she hasn't seen in years. Her last case ended after one of her clients raped her, but she kept that to herself and retaliated by stealing a valuable ring belonging to the man's wife before moving on, to the case that begins this novel.

When, within days of her arrival, the dying woman Coral is caring for dies and, the same day, more or less out of the blue, the woman's war-wounded son proposes, Coral agrees to to marry this man she barely knows, not for money, not for a home, not because she feels anything for him, but because she can't see any particular reason not to. When she witnesses two children playing a very dangerous game in the woods, she tells them to stop, but they say they won't, so she shrugs it off, walks away and tells no one what she has seen. Big mistake!

This is the story of a woman who seems to be incapable of getting emotionally involved in her own life, let alone anyone else's. A woman who believes that "when in doubt, walk away." It's fascinating in an off-putting kind of way and very well told by its author. If you're looking for happily ever afters, this is probably not your book. If you're looking for fiction that's schmaltz-free and decidedly different, this might be just the thing.
Zamo Zamo
What a captivating little old-fashioned soap opera of a book!

It's England in 1950. Young Coral Glynn, a nurse, arrives at Hart House, an isolated mansion in the countryside, to care for the terminally ill Mrs. Maud Hart. Other than Mrs. Hart, the house is populated only by the housekeeper, Mrs. Prence, who takes an almost-immediate dislike to Coral, and Mrs. Hart's somewhat-estranged son, Clement, who was injured in World War 2, and spends most of his days brooding over his injuries. Clement sees in Coral a solution to keeping his beloved childhood friend, Robin, and their latent homosexuality, at arm's length; Coral sees in Clement stability, especially after she encounters children playing a disturbing game in the woods. All at once, they are propelled into a relationship both are unsure of, and as secrets are revealed, it appears Coral is not quite what she seems. This novel has all of the makings of the novels of days gone by--death, suspicion, misunderstandings, unrequited love (in many forms), desparity between classes, secrets, and intriguing characters.

Peter Cameron is a fantastic writer--his novels The Weekend and Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You are among my all-time favorites. This is a very interesting departure from anything he's written before, and it really feels very old-fashioned, in an enjoyable way. If I have any criticism of this book, it's that I didn't feel that Cameron made a persuasive enough case for Coral's appeal to so many. To me, she seemed indecisive and flighty to a point that was somewhat annoying from time to time, but it didn't mar my enjoyment of the book overall. At slightly more than 200 pages, this is a very fast, enjoyable read, and the type of book you (or at least I) rarely see these days.
Ynap Ynap
Peter Cameron has written a compelling story of the search for love or like or living, as Major Hart might say. The English countryside, not bright and inviting, but cool and damp and dark in the 1950's. This book has been compared to 'Downton Abbey', but those characters had some life in them, the people in this book are sober and repressed.

Coral Glynn is a young nurse, and she has been hired to provide private nursing care to old Mrs Hart who is dying of some malady. She arrives at this big dark house in the country and is shown to her room. An attic room with a singular unmade bed. Her patient requires care and injections for her pain, and that keeps Coral busy. Mrs Hart's son, Clement Hart, is the only other member of the family. He was injured in the great War, and has a limp from bad burns. He has cloistered himself in the house, and goes out a couple of times a week to meet a friend, Robin in the local pub. There is some implication of repressed homosexuality and that complicates the storyline. The housekeeper/cook is Mrs Prence, an unlikable, bitter old woman. Not much of a life. Coral's only relief from nursing Mrs Hart is walking in the local forest, and on one of her walks she encounters two young children playing frightening, odd games. She tries to intervene, but they seem intent upon continuing. For some unfathomable reason she lets this incident go. Her patient dies and Major Hart asks her to marry. This sets off a strange set of incidents that seem quite unlikely, but in those times, and in that place, it must be true. Lives are set apart, the police come to call, and Coral leaves quietly in the night. Misunderstandings and unsaid words are some of the causes, but it is the people, who think so lowly of themselves, who do not have the courage to speak up, to set things right. This is a world that is foreign to me, but in this day where women's rights are being trampled upon, I can begin to understand this kind of non-action.

This is a book so well written that I savored every word. It creeps up on you, the feelings and actions of these people so foreign to our lives of today. Unrequited love and sad, lonely lives are woven throughout the book, so each character seems to fit in succinctly.

"Major Hart tells a male friend that he's thinking of proposing marriage, the friend asks the major exactly what he feels,
"I would not call it a happiness," says Maj. Hart. "A relief, perhaps. A feeling of something alive between us. A connection, I suppose." This is the kind of life that is expected in these circumstances, happiness is not understood nor expected. I heard Maureen Corrigan on NPR give a review of this book, which caused me to purchase it and read it. What she said stayed with me. "To extend the Jane Eyre comparison for a second, the impediment to marriage here is not a mad wife in the attic, but a sad friend in the closet."

Highly Recommended. prisrob 03-14-12

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