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by Mary Wesley

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Mrs. Leigh gathered up her bag and a book she hoped to read. Odtaa, she said, looking at the title.

Part One. One. Two. Three. Mrs. I have not started this yet. I wonder what it means? It’s supposed to be good. There was something aggressive about her son’s friend.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Amongst the elegant middle-class British families holidaying in Dinard in 1926-leading their privileged lives of secure routine pleasures-Flora was a ten-year-old misfit. Ignored by her self-absorbed parents.

A Sensible Life book. However, Wesley writes prose with enough skill to elevate the book slightly above average. Recommended as a library check-out for those who enjoy British/English literature.

Mary Wesley was born near Windsor in 1912. Her education took her to the London School of Economics and during the War she worked in the War Office.

I went into this book sure that I would like it, it sure sounded like the kind of book I would love. Instead, I found it slow moving, pointless, and filled with unsympathic characters (downright. Mary Wesley was born near Windsor in 1912. Although she initially fulfilled her parent's expectations in marrying an aristocrat she then scandalised them when she divorced him in 1945 and moved in with the great love of her life, Eric Siepmann.

Mary Wesley, CBE (24 June 1912 – 30 December 2002) was an English novelist. During her career, she was one of Britain's most successful novelists, selling three million copies of her books, including ten bestsellers in the last twenty years of her life. Mary Aline Mynors Farmar was born in Englefield Green, Surrey, the third child of Colonel Harold Mynors Farmer and his wife Violet née Dalby. As a child, she had 16 governesses.

This engaging and memorable novel, set in post-WWI England and France, takes a wise, witty look at love, growing up, and class differences (Publishers Weekly). For the British families who vacation there, the shore town of Dinard, France, is a getaway from the ills of modern life. Praised by the Daily Telegraph as delicious, Mary Wesley’s sharply humorous coming-of-age story weaves a tale of an unloved, neglected child who turns into a fiercely independent woman, both an entertaining romp and an astute glimpse into British society between the two World Wars. Fiction Coming of Age Historical. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Her education took her to the London School of Economics and during the War she worked in the War Office

Mary Wesley was born near Windsor in 1912. The couple married in 1952, once his wife had finally been persuaded to divorce him.

Upper class - Fiction, Women - England - Fiction, West Country (England) - Fiction.

A tender and witty novel of finding one's way to adulthood. A Sensible Life opens in 1926. Ten-year-old Flora Trevelyan is on vacation with her family in Dinard, an exclusive seaside resort in Brittany. Left to her own devices by her self-absorbed parents, Flora embarks on a remarkably independent life. Set against the backdrop of Europe between the two world wars, this acclaimed novel tells a deeply affecting story of friendship, family, and love that introduces one of her most unforgettable heroines.

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She was a thin, lonely child with huge eyes and an extensive vocabulary of French foul language.  Amongst the elegant middle-class British families holidaying in Dinard in 1926--leading their privileged lives of secure routine pleasures--Flora was a ten-year-old misfit.  Ignored by her self-absorbed parents, unloved, and pitied by the pleasant, stylish people in Brittany that summer, Flora was--peripherally--included in their gracious circles.  And there, meeting kindly civilised people for the first time, she fell in love--with Cosmo--with Hubert--with Feix.  It took forty years for the love affairs to be explored, consummated and finally resolved.

Comments: (7)

Mary Wesley has a somewhat avant garde view of relationships that makes all her books most intriguing. This one tells the story of how a ten year old girl, on vacation with her very neglectful parents, develops crushes on three much older boys. These casual relationships of youth color her entire life and the lives of the three boys as they grow into men.

Set in the 1920's and following through WWII and beyond, we see how the girl eventually abandons her parents and sets out to make a life for herself and how her life intersects over time with each of the three men.

Well written, lots of ups and downs and an interesting mix of characters.
Exquisite - as in my experience all Mary Wesley's writing is. It often seems to me that these mainstream writers - Nevil Shute was one of them, rather a long time ago - have a huge and marvellous talent that is too little celebrated: the number of people they delight is legion, but their reward is to be regarded slightly pejoratively as paperback writers. That is not generally a compliment; it should be; in Mary Wesley's case above all. This lass does more to improve the gaiety of nations than anybody else I know.

How I envy her........
Mary Wesley is an amazing writer. Her characters grow in complexity, her plots are entertaining and her style is impeccable.
This bookeD a good read. I enjoyed it very much I would recommend it to any one that likes the pre and post WWII period novels
Amazing. Very sexy and exciting but not explicit and gratuitous. We meet Flora as a young lonely girl of ten on vacation with her selfish, neglectful parents. We follow her life as she matures to a beautiful woman. Three men love her but which does she love and which one will she choose. This is one book hard to put down.
Like all of Mary's books, the main character is a strong female which is appreciated. Her charactors lead interesting lives and they seem very real.
I am currently reading all of Mary Wesley's books, they are addictive. She creates excellent, sympathetic characters, sets them in interesting situations, and makes the plot move along, without resorting to caricatures or unbelievable coincidences. Plus, she knows how to write GOOD.
This book turned out to be kind of dark and sad. Some really nasty characters, but it was okay.
A Sensible Life download epub
Author: Mary Wesley
ISBN: 0140134360
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books (August 1, 1991)
Pages: 368 pages