It is the 1950s and as the Duchy, the Cazalets’ beloved matriarch, dies, she takes with her the last remnants of a disappearing world – of houses with servants, of class and tradition – in which the Cazalets have thrived. Events converge at Christmas, as a new generation of Cazalets descend on Home Place. All Change is the fifth volume in The Cazalet Chronicles.
Reviewed by Sarah Perry in Slightly Foxed Issue 52.
‘Elizabeth Jane Howard is one of those novelists who shows, through her work, what the novel is for . . . She helps us to do the necessary thing – open our eyes and our hearts.’ Hilary Mantel
At Home with the Cazalets
‘All happy families resemble one another,’ said Tolstoy, rather sweepingly, ‘but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.’ The Anna Karenina principle has so long been taken for a...Read more
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