As the shadows of the Second World War roll in, a new generation of Cazalets take up the family's story. Louise, who dreams only of playing Hamlet, is brought brutally to the realisation that her parents have their own lives, too, with secrets, passions and yearnings. Clary, who religiously documents all aspects of her life in diaries and letters, learns that her father, who was in the Navy, is now missing somewhere on the shores of France. And sensitive, imaginative Polly feels stuck - stuck without a vocation, stuck without information about her's mother's illness, without anything except for her nightmares about the war.
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MARKING TIMEUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A perfect if inauspicious title for this second course of Howard's Cazalet Chronicles (begun with The Light Years, 1990), since this latest is all idling before something big happens—as the Cazalet ... Read full review
Marking time: volume 2 of The Cazalet ChronicleUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
As this second volume of the "Cazalet Chronicle'' (after The Light Years , LJ 8/1/90) opens in September 1939, the Cazalet family prepares for war. Three Cazalet cousins--Louise, Polly, and Clary--are ... Read full review