Confusion

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Open Road Media, Apr 26, 2016 - Fiction - 341 pages
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The women of the Cazalet family carry on while WWII casts its shadow over England as the saga by the award-winning author of The Light Years continues.

In the spring of 1942, after the attacks on Pearl Harbor have pulled America into the war, the world reels from the ever-increasing atrocities of the conflict. And in Sussex, at the Cazalet family estate known as Home Place, personal tragedies begin to take their toll.

Polly, reacting to the untimely death of her mother, flees her comfortable surroundings accompanied her cousin Clary. But the bustling life of London proves a test not only for their ability to live on their own but also for their once-close relationship.

Nineteen-year-old Louise believes she has found the man of her dreams in dashing naval officer Michael Hadleigh. After a whirlwind marriage and honeymoon, though, she begins to realize that being a young wartime bride is not the fairy tale she once presumed it would be.

With Rupert still missing in action, his second wife, ZoŽ, struggles to maintain hope that her husband will one day return. But when a handsome stranger offers her solace, she finds herself drawn into an inadvisable but sorely needed affair.

Confusion beautifully continues the sweeping family epic started in The Light Years and Marking Time, examining the struggles, passions, heartbreaks, and joys of three generations. Filled with profound reflections on a country torn apart by war and intimate glances into the lives of those left behind, this is a must-read novel for fans of Downton Abbey and lovers of wartime historical fiction.
 

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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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March
Spring 1942
New Year 1943
Spring 1943
Summer 1943
October 1943
December 1943
January 1944
MayJune 1944
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Elizabeth Jane Howard (1923–2014) is the author of fourteen highly acclaimed novels. Her Cazalet Chronicles—The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion, Casting Off, and All Change—are modern classics and have been adapted for BBC television and BBC Radio 4. Her autobiography, Slipstream, was published in 2002. In that same year she was named a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

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