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On the Side of the Angels

On the Side of the Angels By BettyMiller On the Side of the Angels During World War II Honor Carmichael and her two young children are uprooted to Linfield to join Honor s husband Colin a dapper small town doctor stationed at the military hospital She is visited

  • Title: On the Side of the Angels
  • Author: BettyMiller
  • ISBN: 9781907429309
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Paperback
  • On the Side of the Angels By BettyMiller During World War II, Honor Carmichael and her two young children are uprooted to Linfield, to join Honor s husband Colin, a dapper, small town doctor stationed at the military hospital She is visited by her sister Claudia, whose fiance, Andrew, waits to be invalided out of the Army Whilst Andrew dismisses himself as damaged goods , Colin becomes absorbed by the petty feDuring World War II, Honor Carmichael and her two young children are uprooted to Linfield, to join Honor s husband Colin, a dapper, small town doctor stationed at the military hospital She is visited by her sister Claudia, whose fiance, Andrew, waits to be invalided out of the Army Whilst Andrew dismisses himself as damaged goods , Colin becomes absorbed by the petty feuds and power games of uniformed life most particularly with the arrival of Captain Herriot, a commando, and the C.O s current favourite Apparently peripheral to this male pirouetting Honor and Claudia are nevertheless deeply affected by this war for its threat to notions of masculinity forces both women to reassess the roles they re always played First published in 1945, this exploration of the crushing psychological effects of war was described by Stevie Smith as a sensitively and beautifully told story perfectly drawn This edition carries a new foreword by Sir Jonathan Miller C.B.E the author s son
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    1. El on said:

      The best part about this publisher, Virago Modern Classics, is that I am often finding books and authors that I might not otherwise In fact, it s the entire purpose of Virago which was founded to do just that to publish books by women primarily , new and reissued.I recently finished reading Ernest Hemingway s For Whom the Bell Tolls, his 1940 novel about the Spanish Civil War, a book that is often held up as the Great American ish War Novel I m not necessarily disagreeing though I didn t find it [...]

    2. Rachel on said:

      Virago Modern Classics A Love StoryThe year 1997 The setting my Australian study abroad semester in this dry tropical, eucalypt y place, where exams tended to be shunted off to the end of the semester The effect Lots of time to read fiction on the balcony with the fruit bats Whoooooeee Early that semester, I checked out a book from the university library by an unfamiliar female author, a book with a white on pine green spine Embarrassingly, I don t remember the title or the author s name, but I [...]

    3. Ali on said:

      During the Second World War Betty Miller s husband was commissioned as a Major in the RAMC a war office posting which lead Betty to write On the Side of Angels in 1944 although due to a paper shortage it wasn t published until 1945 The novel looks at how the lives of men were changed with the coming of war, and how the women in their lives had to change and re assess their roles The balance between civilian and non civilian is a delicate one in this story of the psychological effects of war on b [...]

    4. Tom Henthorne on said:

      The best books are written by people I ve never heard of.

    5. Jonathan on said:

      Very well written, with some great exploration of masculinity homo social dynamics within the military.

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