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  - Sarah Evans - Goodreads

enjoyable - imagine Downton Abbey but with better writing and later in years. Read full review

Review: Marking Time (Cazalet Chronicles #2)

User Review  - Elinor - Goodreads

Just finished the second book of the Cazalet Chronicles, and can't wait to start on the third. I'm now so involved in the lives of this English family that feel as if I know them. I'm already dreading turning the last page of the fifth and final book in the series. Highly entertaining family saga. Read full review

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About the author (1995)

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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