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The Long Afternoon

by Giles Waterfield

I challenge you not to be touched and moved by this gentle, sad and ultimately moving story. Giles Waterfield's elegant and descriptive prose, whilst evoking a nostalgia for days gone, shows us the folly of clinging on to the past instead of facing up to the present.

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Nobody in the house is aware of the territory outside .... Had those dreaming gentle people at Lou Paradou stepped outside their nocturnal shelter or even looked from their window, they might have sensed the menace that stirred outside, beyond the polite bounds of their domesticity.

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Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Staying On by Paul Scott
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