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In If the Old Could, she falls seriously in love for the first time in her life.

From the book jacket: It was only after the death of her husband that Janna Somers began to suspect how much she had missed in her marriage. In If the Old Could, she falls seriously in love for the first time in her life. Janna is in her fifties. So is Richard Curtis, who loves her. The lives of both are already set. Both have responsibilities: Richard has a family; Janna has taken charge of her two nieces and is next of kin to a lonely old woman. But they manage to enjoy a brief and dazzling summer, making the most of every stolen afternoon

If the Old Could" deals with Jane's meeting a stranger on a train platform and immediately "falling These are two novels by Lessing (first published pseudonymously) with the same main character, packaged together

If the Old Could" deals with Jane's meeting a stranger on a train platform and immediately "falling These are two novels by Lessing (first published pseudonymously) with the same main character, packaged together. I much preferred "Diary of a Good Neighbor," which is the story of how a middle-aged woman who finds herself drawn into the lives of some elderly and dying women. Perhaps it's because the themes of aging and mortality are less dated, and the issues she struggles with more universal.

In 1984, both novels were re-published in both countries (Viking Books publishing in the US), this time under one cover, with the title The Diaries of Jane Somers: The Diary of a Good Neighbour and If the Old Could, listing.

In 1984, both novels were re-published in both countries (Viking Books publishing in the US), this time under one cover, with the title The Diaries of Jane Somers: The Diary of a Good Neighbour and If the Old Could, listing Doris Lessing as author. Original material for Lessing's early books is assumed not to exist because she kept none of her early manuscripts. The McFarlin Library at the University of Tulsa, holds a smaller collection. The University of East Anglia's British Archive for Contemporary Writing holds Doris Lessing's personal archive: a vast collection of professional and personal correspondence, including the Whitehorn letters

First published by Michael Joseph in 1984 under a pseudonym as ‘The Diary of a Good Neighbour’ and ‘If the Old Coul., ‘The Diary of Jane Somers’ contrasts the helplessness of the elderly with that of the young as Jane is forced to care for her nineteen-year-old drop-out niece Kate.

First published by Michael Joseph in 1984 under a pseudonym as ‘The Diary of a Good Neighbour’ and ‘If the Old Coul., ‘The Diary of Jane Somers’ contrasts the helplessness of the elderly with that of the young as Jane is forced to care for her nineteen-year-old drop-out niece Kate, who is struggling with an emotional breakdown. Jane realises that she understands young people as little as she so recently did the old. Fiction. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Also by doris lessing. The Diaries of Jane Somers:, The Diary of a Good Neighbor. The Grass Is Singing. Briefing for a Descent into Hell. The Summer Before the Dark. The Memoirs of a Survivor.

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2 if the old coul. bout the Author. If Jane Somers had only written one serious novel, which sold, as first novels do, 2,800 copies in America and 1,600 copies in Britain, by now it would be remaindered and pulped, and she would be cherishing half a dozen fan letters. But she wrote a second. Why do you? It will take up the space that could be used for a good book. ‘You must be joking,’ I said, thinking that he was, but he wasn’t.

If the old could Old French Proverb. Doris Lessing, The Diaries of Jane Somers (Michael Joseph: 1984), p. iii. All further references to the novel will follow the relevant quotation in the text. 7. Billy Gray, ‘ Lucky the culture where the old can talk to the young and the young can talk to the old : A conversation with Doris Lessing’, Doris Lessing Studies, 24 (2004), 1, 23–30.

If the Old Coul. under the pseudonym Jane Somers). Published together as The Diaries of Jane Somers. Prisons We Choose to Live Inside.

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Janna enters a time of emotional turmoil when an unexpected love affair compels her to confront long-hidden facets of her life and personality
If the Old Could download epub
Author: Jane Somers
ISBN: 0718124073
Category: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd; 1st edition (April 9, 1984)
Pages: 256 pages