Long View

Front Cover
Pan Macmillan, Feb 25, 2016 - Man-woman relationships - 480 pages
Moving backwards in time from 1950 to 1926, The Long View paints an unusually revealing portrait of a marriage. It traces the lives of Antonia and Conrad Fleming through the eyes of Antonia, as she looks back on her married life and unravels her choices - good and bad - and the motivations behind them ... An uncannily authentic take on matrimony from the long view - from both the outside in and present to past - Antonia and Conrad Fleming's story is as extraordinary as it is prosaic, as gut-wrenching as it is exhilarating.

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - LARA335 - LibraryThing

Interesting structure: Beginning at middle age, then going backwards to early marriage and teenage years. Structure reminded me of Pinter's 'Betrayal'. But could not feel anything for the chilly ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2016)

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 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.

Bibliographic information