The sunlit days of childish games and family meals are over, as the shadows of war roll in to cloud the lives of one English family. At Home Place, the windows are blacked out and food is becoming scarce as a new generation of Cazalets takes up the story. Louise dreams of being a great actress, Clary is an aspiring writer, while Polly, is burdened with knowledge and the need to share it. Marking Time is the second volume in The Cazalet Chronicles.
Reviewed by Sarah Perry in Slightly Foxed Issue 52.
At Home with the Cazalets
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‘Thank you so much for the review of the Cazalet Chronicles . . .’
‘Thank you so much for the review of the Cazalet Chronicles last year. On the basis of that I have now read all five, my mother is enjoying them also, and my eldest sister is next in line. None of...Read more
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