The Railway Station Man

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Hamish Hamilton, 1984 - Fiction - 187 pages
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Helen has retreated to the remote Irish coast to be alone and to paint. In the railway station house nearby, English war hero Roger Hawthorne has settled. They find a deepening love for each other, but Helen, enjoying her first taste of happiness for years, is to learn how fleeting it can be.

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User Review  - mahallett - LibraryThing

not one likeable character except maybe damien. helen reminded me of barbara fisher who used to teach esl. unpleasant but attractive to look at and you're kind of drawn to her. i found the book quite good but i don't know if i can recommend it? Read full review

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I've read two of Johnston's novels now, and both of them have felt a little slight to me -- beautifully drawn but not quite fully realized. Still, there's just something about the way her characters look at the world that really resonates with me. And also, I identified very strongly with Helen. Read full review


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