Marking Time

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 1, 1995 - Fiction - 416 pages
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The wonderful sequel to The Light Years returns readers to Britain in September, 1939, as war breaks out. Sheltered Louise, now 16, goes from cooking school to London parties. For 14-year-old Polly, the terrors of war cannot forestall the pangs of adolescence. And though Clary's father has been reported missing since Dunkirk, she holds to the belief that he's alive.

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Review: Marking Time (Cazalet Chronicles #2)

User Review  - Tessa Arlen - Goodreads

Life becomes more complex, and in the words of the children deathly dull, with the outbreak of WWS@. Again we are immersed in the details of the timeas life continues on for the Cazelet family and ... Read full review

Review: Marking Time (Cazalet Chronicles #2)

User Review  - Brenda - Goodreads

Book 2 of The Cazalet Chronicles. I loved it. This one follows the Cazalets during the first years of WW2 telling how members of the family (especially the children) are affected.Once again set ... Read full review


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Elizabeth Jane Howard was born in London, England on March 26, 1923. She was educated by governesses at home. Her first novel, The Beautiful Visit, was published in 1950 and won the John Llewellyn Rhys prize. Her other works include the series the Cazalet Chronicles, Falling, and the autobiography Slipstream. The first two novels of the Cazalet Chronicles, The Light Years and Marking Time, became the BBC TV series The Cazalets in 2001. The other books in the series are Confusion, Casting Off, and All Change. She also edited several anthologies and wrote short stories, articles, television plays, film scripts and a book on food with Fay Maschler. She was made a CBE in 2000. She died on January 2, 2014 at the age of 90.

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