Patrick Parrinder, 26 July 1990
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Viking, 609 pp., £14.99, June 1990, 0 670 81456 3Show More
Joanna by Lisa St Aubin de Teran.
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A Sensible Life by Mary Wesley.
Bantam, 364 pp., £12.95, March 1990, 9780593019306Show More
The Light Years by Elizabeth Jane Howard.
Macmillan, 418 pp., £12.95, June 1990, 0 333 53875 7Show More
“... Half a century after it was fought, the Second World War is still being written, and still being judged. The run of new fiction, like the current debate over war crimes trials, bears witness to our continuing obsession with the events of 1939-45. Things silenced and hushed up, perhaps for good reasons, in the late Forties are now being disinterred and subjected to lengthy post-mortems ...”