Casting Off (Cazalet Chronicle #4)

Casting Off (Cazalet Chronicle #4)

by Elizabeth Jane Howard


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(4th in "The Cazalet Chronicle" series)

CASTING OFF is the fourth and final volume of The Cazalet Chronicle. It is July 1945: VE Day is behind, Japan has yet to surrender. Polly, Clary and Louise -- girls on the brink of adolescence when the chronicle began in 1937 -- are now grown up. Painfully, they've discovered those things that adults never seemed to talk about: sexual passion, loneliness, and loss. Rupert Cazalet, missing in France for several years, returns to find his wife, Zoe, curiously withdrawn. Still contriving to juggle a wife and a mistress, Edward will be forced to choose between them, while Hugh, estranged from Edward after discovering his duplicity, must finally come to terms with Sybil's death. And what of Archie Lestrange? Drawn to the center of the Cazalets' untidy circle, he decides escape may be the only means of survival.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780671534295
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Publication date: 08/01/1997
Series: Cazalet Chronicle Series , #4
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 528,329
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.50(d)

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CASTING OFF 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
KayCliff on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I do find the author's way of using the third person pronoun to start each section of the narrative, giving no name, so you're some way in before you discover or work out which character is featured, most irritating.Excellent social history, though, with so many references to books, films, shops and restaurants of the period, as well as events of World War II and their effects on life in England.
yukon92 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Last volume in the Cazelet Chronicles. Set during the closing days of WW II in England. Very enjoyable read. Was a marvelous PBS series as well!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago