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G.K. Hall, Oct 1, 1994 - Fiction - 580 pages
The third volume of the Cazalets' family saga opens with Sybil's daughter Polly and Polly's cousin Clary, leaving Home Place for London, where Archie Lestrange, an old family friend keeps an eye on them -- too close an eye, for it leads to infatuation. Sybil was always stable and centered. Her death sets the children adrift -- and their lives show it -- in a sense mirroring the turmoil of war and its impact on everyone to touches. As CONFUSION moves through the dark, middle days of the war to VE Day, the characters we have come to know, to love and admire find the turmoil of the times reflected in the chaos of their lives. The question remains, "Will war's end bring peace and tranquility to this family?"

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Wonderful family saga set against WW2 By sally tarbox on 8 March 2018 Format: Audible Audio Edition Fabulous- you start reading this series and have to work through all five volumes as the characters ... Read full review

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I do find the author's way of using the third person pronoun to start each section of the narrative, giving no name, so you're some way in before you discover or work out which character is featured ... 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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