The Summer Before the War [Pdf/E–book]

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  • The Summer Before the War
  • Helen Simonson
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  • 12 November 2019
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characters The Summer Before the War Helen Simonson Û 3 free download review The Summer Before the War 103 Rt mourning the death of her beloved father who has left her penniless Beatrice simply wants to be left alone to pursue her teaching and writing But just as Beatrice comes alive to the beauty of the Sussex landscape and the colorful characters who populate Rye the perfect summer is about to end For despite Agatha's reassurances the unimaginable is coming Soon the limits of progress and the old ways will be tested as this small Sussex town and its inhabitants go to w. I felt that I must edit and add Somehow my first review did its Goodreads vaporizing act so I tiredly short formed the second Enthusiastic responses prompted me to reply in what became an addendum to the review so instead an expanded version for this wonderful book Couldn t put it down Excellent historical fiction historically accurate details I love Simonson s aesthetic dialogue setting dress class and social structure Many layered story wonderfully branched out from the village of Rye Sussex just before WWI and its beginning Time of great change Any knowledge of this period of British history will simply make this not a good story but a superb one A time of transition the character Daniel wants to be a poet living in London living a free life Bohemian characters a divorced man and wife both writers have moved to the country for a life free of scandal but the villagers are very conservative these artists are typical of those like writers Veronica Wolfe and Vita Sackville Hays artists Vanessa Bell and Augustus John who lived together in artist colonies like the Bloomsbury group with their flowing clothing Understanding these individuals helps to fully grasp the turmoil that Daniel and his family are up against in this most conservative era Women speaking up The Status uo turning their backs before the Great War turned their world upside down Beatrice Nash educated so well that she will teach Latin a MAN S subject is met with derision when she arrives in Rye Her author father has left her nearly destitute with his death and her small inheritance in a trust managed by controlling and unlikeable relatives It is through her eyes that we meet the townspeople cheer her alliances cringe at the prejudices and poverty and observe life in Rye I d seen complaints of too many characters subplots details after reading it I couldn t imagine howwhere Chock full of the classic British characters village life bias rigid social structure strong women behind the scenes who eventually would have to become visibly powerful with the war sly infighting some scandals The Summer Before the War is a bird s eye view of a moment in time captured before it was about to implode I adored the careful dialogue the note on Edwardian dress those tight narrow tubular long gowns worn with elaborate hats the description of tight stays of corsets and the horrified pointed remarks about needing no loose women an aside meant to denegrate the Bohemian artists who wore no corsets and did not dress up appropriately for teas and dinners with clothing changes every day As the villagers gentry and wealthier merchants organized f tes fundraisers and excited parades with a carnival air in support of homeless Belgians and then England s gathering troops the defense of their country is seen as the only honourable action The young doctor in training Hugh is enlisted by his prominent surgeon teacher to be at the Front in the medical corps Lucy the elder surgeon s daughter taunts those of the upper classes that they will not be affianced without a uniform and branded with a white feather instead As the homes of the gentry are emptied of their sons the first to enlist and take the toll of the largest number of British deaths of any group in WWI as history proves though the novel does not share the little village of Rye is on the cusp of immense social change We the readers watch as the predictable patterns of the timeless Rye are about to be blurred beyond its people s recognition I loved the characters Shed a few tears which surprised me The novel saturated my senses transported me Truly a treat for lovers of well researched and character filled historical fiction I had hesitated to read it because the reviews were so mixed SO happy that I did a real pleasure 500 stars The Goodbye Girl Vocal Selections reassurances the unimaginable is coming Soon the limits of progress and the old ways will be tested as this small Sussex town and its inhabitants go to w. 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From the Epilogue overlooking Flanders Fields in 1920 Under her happiness ran a thin vein of sorrow that millions like her would feel down the years It did not stop their feet from walking or prevent the uotidian routines of life but it ran in the population like the copper wires of the telephone system connecting them all to each other and to the tragedy that had ripped at their hearts just as it had ripped at the fields outside her window Beatrice Nash has a small allowance from her father s estate but it needs supplementing and she is determined to be an independent woman so she applies for a teaching position Latin Master or Mistress in this case in Rye Sussex Her champion is Agatha Kent who has lobbied vigorously for females in the local school something that rarely happens in the world of 1914The author lived in Rye for several years when she was growing up which is likely why her descriptions are so vivid and why once again I felt that I was teleported into this village and all of its events both big and small There is an authenticity to Ms Simonson s writing that evolves into both predictable and unexpected events just like in real life The people in her books are also genuine some that I would love to sit and have a cup of tea with and others that I would tend to avoid if at all possible Again just like in real life I felt very much a part of everything the author wrote about in this book despite not being a part of that time and place in real lifeAgatha and John Kent have two nephews Daniel and Hugh Daniel is a poet and Hugh is getting set for his final exam ualification to become a licensed surgeon They are both like surrogate sons for Agatha and John who didn t have children of their ownThen John comes home one day to let the family know that Belgium has been viciously attacked by the Germans and that Britain is now at war The village also receives refugees from Belgium who will billet in various homes until they can return to their own country There was uite an impact when the refugees arrivedMaybe the village expected apple cheeked little ones needing a temporary home but they certainly did not expect to see the bedraggled beaten down huddle of humanity that made its slow procession from the train station to the Town HallEven Beatrice did her part and brought home a young girl whose father was staying with her neighbouring bachelor author who Beatrice revered Beatrice had arrived in the village early so she could get settled in well in advance of the school year Little did she know that many other events would crowd their way into her life including the war with all its deprivationsI loved this book so much that I purposefully slowed down my reading process to make it last longer Helen Simonson is a talented writer who makes it look and feel so easy as the words flow across the page I became so wrapped up in the story that this novel became my life within a life for the durationThere was a six year gap between the author s debut and this her second novel I fervently and selfishly hope that the gap time between this one and her next one is reduced by at least 75% I am very excited to move right in to the next story she creates The Ghostly Lover recent saber Cuckold Diaper Slave rattling over the Balkans won't come to anything And Agatha has immediate concerns; she has just Lynyrd Skynyrd I'll Never Forget You risked her carefully built Boys of Summer Volume 1 reputation by pushing for the appointment of a woman to Geeking Out on 11C replace the Latin master When Beatrice Nash arrives with one trunk and several large crates of books it is clear she is significantly freethinking and attractive than anyone believes a Latin teacher should be For her pa. 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characters The Summer Before the War Helen Simonson Û 3 free download review The Summer Before the War 103 The bestselling author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand returns with a breathtaking novel of love and war that reaches far beyond the small English town in which it is setEast Sussex 1914 It is the end of England's brief Edwardian summer and everyone agrees that the weather has never been so beautiful Hugh Grange down from his medical studies is visiting his Aunt Agatha who lives with her husband in the small idyllic coastal town of Rye Agatha's husband works in the. I loved this book Written by the author of Major Pettigrew it takes place in Rye a small town in East Sussex in the summer of 1914 before the start of WWI The sweet innocence of the times is brought to life when Beatrice Nash arrives to teach Latin to the students of Rye Beatrice is a well educated woman who must make it on her own after the death of her academic father She struggles against the strictures of her time to find a place For some reason a woman teaching Latin is relatively shocking I am not sure why as there are two other women teachers but for some reason Latin is a no no The story of her appointment to the job is one of the funniest scenes I ve read in a long time Beatrice also to everyone s horror rides a bicycle and is fiercely independent and competent She s taken under the wing of a town leader Agatha Kent who becomes one of my very characters ever She is so diplomatic loving and full of life Agatha has also raised two nephews Hugh and Daniel both interesting characters In fact the town is full of interesting characters including the idiotic wife of the mayor The story is full of women trying to fly on their own wings and it is just 6 years later that American women got the right to vote It is a time of great change and limits are being tested even in the small town of Rye The town decides to help in the upcoming War effort by taking in Belgian refugees and are then horrified to discover families want to stay to together and not be parceled out one at a time The wry humor is delightful There is also a group of gypsies involved who had color to the story And as the year progresses change comes slowly and painfully Friendships are made and class barriers start to fall Innocence is lost and things are never uite the same It s a lovely lovely story that so accurately describes the times at least in my opinion that it takes my breath away It is a slow moving book in the way real life is I loved every minute of it I highly recommend it