You know that wonderful thing Anthony Trollope said about nobody getting in closer to a reader than a novelist, not even his mother. Now that the children are gone, her sense of purpose is, too. Despite that I enjoyed this book and Gentle Reader, if you relish the ordinary perfectly created by the hand of a master storyteller, then this is a book worth perusing. I just love her books. The author's skill makes my feelings possible. Random book read from the library.
In Brief As actress Edie contemplates the yawning chasm threatening to engulf her now that her third and last child has flown the nest, her husband, theatrical agent Russell, quietly relishes the thought of having her to himself once more, after nearly three decades of devoted parenthood. Which was a natural ending — a nice ending — but not a deeply satisfying way to exit from the tale. From 1967 to 1979, she was employed in a number of teaching posts before she became a writer full-time in 1980. Also highlighted in the book are Edie and Russell's three adult children who have job and relationship problems. Ben's brother, Matthew, is wrestling with a relationship in which he earns less than his successful girlfriend. None of it over the top or annoyingly syrupy.
When she admits to herself that she is free finally to pursue her acting career to the hilt - she can leave the house where the children grew up and see the children off to their own lives. In the end I do feel that some problems were solved in a slightly unsatisfactory way, it seemed a little too easy. When the children, one by one, ask to move home for financial reasons, their mother is delighted and their reluctant father is dismayed. And I was on holiday. She misses the kids something awful. Nobody represents anything but themselves. Meet the Boyd family and the empty nest, twenty-first-century style.
They want to come back home of course. She is all about her children real life or from theater play. It's Ibsen, so it's all sturm and drang and dark, dark, dark. Now that she has started her new life, though, she soon wants them—and their laundry—out of the way. This was an interesting read about family and the changing relationships between parents and grown up children. At twenty-two, he's the youngest of the family.
But maybe happily ever after will exist for them following the end of the book. Eventually the house is full again and Edie learns that it isn't so great to have grown children living at home surprise, surprise and that they still don't pick up after themselves another big surprise since she never taught them the value of tidiness. This was an interesting read about family and the changing relationships between parents and grown up children. Just for a while, just to get over the hump, etc. I picked up this novel because of its very relevant theme to me of young people of today moving back to live with their empty nester parents—30% of those between 24-35 years of age, is mentioned within the pages of the book.
Mz Trollope does not write earth shattering sagas but rather quiet stories of everyday people facing a crises of some sort. Edie continues to moan about her lot which makes the reader want to shoot her , brings home a young man who plays her son in the Ibsen play is this symbolic or what? Abandoned - nothing for me here Joanna Trollope Potter Curteis aka Joanna Trollope was born on 9 December 1943 in her grandfather's rectory in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England, daughter of Rosemary Hodson and Arthur George Cecil Trollope. Also, the multiple viewpoints lead to sameness — no particular character, other than Edie, stands out. Finally, those lazy critics who once dubbed Joanna Trollope's the writer of the 'Aga saga' should take note: Second Honeymoon has more of the bleak than the cosy about it. Нет отсутствующих или поврежденных страниц, загибов или надрывов, а также подчеркиваний и выделений в тексте или надписей на полях. Character, in fact, is Trollope's chief strength dialogue, too, at which she is a pure genius --- even Arsie the cat, an enormous, lazy beast, has terrific personality. I was rather bored with this book and the prose was too light and the story line t Not my usual fare in book but a cheap purchase through Amazon's Kindle Daily Deal.
A tremendous scandal when it appeared in the 1880s --- it was banned in England until 1914 --- the drama centers on Mrs. As the story unfolds, each of her children comes back home as they 3 stars. I do too because none of them conform to any simple characterization. Trollope is an engaging writer. When the children, one by one, ask to move home for financial reasons, their mother is delighted and their reluctant father is dismayed.
Be careful what you wish for…Before long, a mother-and-child reunion is in full swing: life away from the nest has proven to be unexpectedly daunting to the children, who one-by-one return home, bringing their troubles. And sometimes conversation might get retold for the third time, when it is discussed with even another person. It was very easy to read, but it was not interesting. With characteristically perceptive observation and astute characterisation, Joanna Trollope explores the dilemmas that face both parents and children as they cope with finding new ways to live, both with and without each other. Joanna's novel is not dark and it is contemporary in its family's strands and reweaving.
Стоимость международной доставки уплачена компании Pitney Bowes Inc. But nothing ever goes to plan and all Edie's wishes are granted at once: a plum acting role and all three children limping home from failed relationships, despite Russell trying to head them off. Since the play and her success as an actor liberates Edie - it's worth reading either a synopsis or all of the play - as it adds to the fabric of the story. This book is considerably better than the last book I read by this author which I felt was woeful. The price may be the seller's own price elsewhere or another seller's price. But Edie is in mourning, unable to adjust from her role as mother and nurturer. How have Matthew Ben and Lazlo, Edie's honorary son, changed by the close of the novel? So maybe I didnot like this book as well as the rest.