The light years
In 1937, the coming war is only a distant cloud on Britain's horizon. As the Cazalet households prepare for their summer pilgrimage to the family estate in Sussex, readers meet Edward, in love with but by no means faithful to his wife Villy; Hugh, wounded in the Great War; Rupert, who worships his lovely child-bride Zoe; and Rachel, the spinster sister.
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|Full title||light years|
|Author||howard elizabeth jane|
|Last Update||2018-05-03 01:19:13AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-06-25 03:42:38AM|
|author||Howard, Elizabeth Jane, 1923-|
|author_display||Howard, Elizabeth Jane|
|detailed_location_pitkin||Pitkin County Library|
|display_description||In the tradition of Evelyn Waugh and E. M. Forster, the first book in this critically acclaimed multigenerational saga about an upper-middle-class family in Britain before, during, and after World War II recreates a vanished world. As war clouds gather on the distant horizon, Hugh, Edward, and Rupert Cazalet, along with their wives, children, and loyal servants, prepare to leave London for their annual pilgrimage to the family's Sussex estate. There, they will join their parents, William and Kitty, and sister, Rachel, at Home Place, the sprawling retreat where the three brothers hope to spend an idyllic summer of years gone by. But the First World War has left indelible scars. Hugh, the eldest of his siblings, was wounded in France and is haunted both by recurring nightmares of battle and the prospect of another war. Edward adores his wife, Villy, a former dancer searching for meaning in life, yet he's incapable of remaining faithful to her. Rupert desires only to fulfill his potential as a painter, but finds that love and art cannot coexist. And devoted daughter Rachel discovers the joys-and limitations-of intimacy with another woman. A candid portrait of British life in the late 1930s and a sweeping depiction of a world on the brink of war, The Light Years is a must-read for fans of Downton Abbey. Three generations of the Cazalet family come to unforgettable dramatic life in this saga about England during the last century-and the long-held values and cherished traditions that would soon disappear forever.|
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|itype_pitkin||, Adult book|
|owning_library_pitkin||Pitkin County Library|
|record_details||hoopla:MWT11593157|eBook|eBook||English|Open Road Media,|2016.|1 online resource, ils:.b11408844|Book|Books||English|Pocket Books,||434 pages ; 24 cm.|
|subject_facet||Domestic fiction, Electronic books, Families -- England -- Sussex -- Fiction, Fiction, Historical fiction, Sussex (England) -- Fiction|
|title_display||The light years|
|title_full||The light years / Elizabeth Jane Howard, The light years [electronic resource] Howard, Elizabeth Jane, 1923-|
|title_short||The light years|
|topic_facet||Electronic books, Families|