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Last Day At Bowen's Court: A Novel

Last Day At Bowen's Court: A Novel
The Last Day at Bowen's Court deals with the life of the Irish novelist, Elizabeth Bowen, her time in London during the Second World War and her 'reporting' on Irish neutrality for the Ministry of Information.
Our Price: €14.38
ISBN/EAN9781999997083
Stock: 21
Publisher: Somerville Press
Pub. Date: March 26 2020
Author: Walshe, Eibhear
Format: Paperback
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At the centre of the novel is her Blitz love affair with the Canadian diplomat, Charles Ritchie, a wartime romance that inspired her most famous novel, The Heat of the Day, a gripping story about espionage and loyalty that became a best-seller. The novel is told from the point of view of Bowen herself, and also from that of her lover Charles Ritchie, her husband Alan Cameron and Ritchie's wife Sylvia. It is set in wartime London, Dublin and North Cork, and deals with the private and public conflicts of love and of national identity in a time of upheaval and liberation.
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