Before the Bombardment

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Oxford University Press, 1985 - Fiction in English, 1900-1945 - Texts - 320 pages
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Osbert Sitwell's first novel, written in 1926, was also his favorite. Set in an out-of-season seaside hotel, it studies social and psychological change when a world of obsolete values comes under the bombardment of a new and harsher era. "A nearly flawless piece of satirical writing."--Bystander

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The plot is negligible but the writing is witty and sharp, gently satirising the remnants of Victorian society which persist in a Northern seaside town (based on Scarborough). This is made more ... Read full review


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Sir Osbert Sitwell, born in London in 1892, was an English writer and baronet.

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