Casting Off

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Pan Books, 1996 - Families - 626 pages
The aftermath of war, and the slow dawning of a new era of freedom and opportunity, shape the destinies of the Cazalets in the final volume of this magnificent family drama. Polly, Clary and Louise, now grown up, are ready to discover the truth about the adult world. While Rupert, Hugh and Edward must make the choices that will decide their own – and the family’s – future. For the Cazalets, and all those close to them, one end is another beginning...

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User Review  - ParadisePorch - LibraryThing

This was supposed to be the last of the Cazalet Chronicles, but Howard added another 18 years later. I'm so glad - there are always so many loose ends to travel further along. Read full review

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This is the fourth in a five-volume family saga detailing English life before, during and after World War II. The Cazalet family lies at the heart of the tale, though some of the characters on the ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

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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