Casting Off

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Pan Macmillan, 2013 - Domestic fiction - 626 pages
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Casting Off is the fourth novel in Elizabeth Jane Howard's bestselling Cazalet Chronicles.The aftermath of war, and the slow dawning of a new era of freedom and opportunity, shape the destinies of the Cazalets in the fourth volume of this magnificent family saga. 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 . . .Read the next book in the series, All Change, or start from the beginning with The Light Years, Marking Time and Confusion.

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User Review  - KayCliff - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - yukon92 - LibraryThing

Last volume in the Cazelet Chronicles. Set during the closing days of WW II in England. Very enjoyable read. Was a marvelous PBS series as well! Read full review

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Elizabeth Jane Howard was the author of fifteen highly acclaimed novels. The Cazalet Chronicles - The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion, Casting Off and All Change - have become established as modern classics and have been adapted for a major BBC television series and for BBC Radio 4. In 2002 Macmillan published Elizabeth Jane Howard's autobiography, Slipstream. In that same year she was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. She died, aged ninety, at home in Suffolk on 2 January 2014.

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