Fairness, Volume 5
Fairness is about Helen, the tiny, blonde, serious girl whom the narrator meets when they are both looking after children during a summer vacation in France. Her adventures in search of a morally satisfying life lead her into situations that are neither satisfying nor moral .This is the most recent and most ambitious novel in Ferdinand Mount's Chronicle of Modern Twilight series, which makes up the autobiography of Aldous (Gus) Cotton, the civil servant with breathing problems and sexual learning difficulties. It is also an erratic history of England in the second half of the twentieth century.Some of the characters from much acclaimed earlier novels bob up again. But this is Helen's story and few of those who tangle with her are ever quite the same afterwards. Caustic, innocent and irresistible, she is a female Candide for our time.
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FairnessUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Gus and Helen meet when both are serving as nannies to British summer people in Normandy. He's recovering from both asthma and asthma camp, she is tiny and fascinating. Both are followed through a ... Read full review
Review: FairnessUser Review - Tim - Goodreads
Odd, quirky (think Anthony Powell, Edward St. Aubyn....delightful though. "...it was hard to brood too much as I walked up Fifth and stretched my neck to look at the steepling cliffs of the ... Read full review