This Real Night is a Books Having enjoyed The Fountain Overflows so much I thought this might not live up to my expectations So glad I was wrong it was lovely the characte
This Real Night is a Books Having enjoyed 'The Fountain Overflows' so much I thought this might not live up to my expectations. So glad I was wrong, it was lovely, the characters are wonderful to be with and when I had finished the book it felt like some friends had moved away. I loved the characters of Mary and Rose and felt sympathy with them over Cordelia. I liked the scene at the Morpurgo's, Mrs Morpurgo being rude was descibed by Rose noticing 'she did not suddenly start being disagreeable this afternoon, she was so good at it, she had evidently practised whatever are the scales and arpeggios of rudeness every day of her life ' Funny and sad, the book meanders through their lives and with the outbreak of war towards inevitable sadness.. The exquisitely written sequel to Rebecca West s classic The Fountain Overflows.In the second novel of Rebecca West s Cousin Rosamund trilogy, Rose Aubrey gives us an intimate, unforgettable picture of the Aubrey family, who now lead an idyllic, almost carefree, life in England in the years before World War I The family has acquired some money Rose and Mary, the twins, eThe exquisitely written sequel to Rebecca West s classic The Fountain Overflows.In the second novel of Rebecca West s Cousin Rosamund trilogy, Rose Aubrey gives us an intimate, unforgettable picture of the Aubrey family, who now lead an idyllic, almost carefree, life in England in the years before World War I The family has acquired some money Rose and Mary, the twins, exist for their music Their brother, Richard Quin, appears destined for literary greatness at Oxford Brilliant conversation, their forte, is at a premium The Aubreys do not perceive the dark foreshadowings contained in their father s rud death, Cordelia s rejection of music for marriage, and their quiet cousin Rosamund s increasingly important role in the family As the Real Night of World War I descends, painful changes await the Aubrey family and all of England.. Good Kindle This Real Night ‘This Real Night’ was to be the second volume of a trilogy that would tell the story of a century, but the trilogy was never completed. The first book, ‘The Fountain Overflows’ was published in 1956 but this book wasn’t published until 1984, a year after the author’s death, and the final, incomplete book was published not long after, with notes suggesting what might have followed.I loved ‘The Fountain Overflows’ and I was delighted to find that this book picked up the threads of that story not too much further into the future. I was pulled right back …The Aubrey children have lost their father, who left one day and never came back, but their world is stable, and their mother had been able to sell paintings that she knew were real but had led him to believe were copies for significant sums of money.The musical daughters, Mary and Rose, were moving towards careers as concert pianists, have were studying in musical academies in London. They suffered some setbacks as they stepped out into the world, but there was nothing that really hindered their progress.Though that's not to say that they were entirely confident.“Every time we left our pianos the age gave us such assurances that there was to be a new and final establishment of pleasure upon earth. True that when we were at our pianos we knew that this was not true. There is something in the great music that we played which told us that promise will not be kept.”They were determined to be independent, and unimpressed by the only alternative that might be open to them:“Indeed marriage was to us a descent into a crypt where, by the tremulous light of smoking torches, there was celebrated a glorious rite of a sacrificial nature. Of course it was beautiful, we saw that. But we meant to stay in the sunlight, and we knew of no end which we could serve by offering ourselves up as a sacrifice.”Their elder sister, Cordelia, saw the world rather differently. She had been heartbroken when she had been forced to face the fact that she lacked the emotional understanding of music needed to make it a career. She had picked it up and re-set her course in life, hoping for a secure future as the wife of a successful man, and fearing that her unconventional home and her inexplicably absent father would harm her prospects.I was sorry that her sisters, her mother and her author completely failed to understand Cordelia, that they had no time or sympathy for her. She could be trying, but she really deserved better.They had much more time for their cousin Rosamund; maybe because shared their desire for independence and was working towards a career as a nurse, and maybe because they understood that she had talents quite unlike their own. She had played chess with their father, she and her mother continued to sew to support themselves ….The family was completed by their young brother, Richard Quinn, who seemed almost too lovely, bright and charming to be true.The picture of family life was captivating and rich with detail. Rebecca West wrote beautifully and her writing is full of sentences and expressions to cherish.Familiar family friends re-appeared; the family’s social circle was small but it cut right across social classes. They often saw Mr Morpurgo, who was both wealthy and generous, and they also regularly visited a riverside pub, where the landlord was an old family friend.Those friendships allowed Rebecca West to say a great deal about social issues, by means of extended scenes portraying two very different visits.This book stands alone, but you really should read ‘The Fountain Overflows’ first.I think that first book is stronger than this one; they are both idiosyncratic and oddly structured, but the first book was more polished, it had a stronger narrative, and I found the characters rather more engaging when they were younger. I can quite believe that Rebecca West hadn’t quite finished with her manuscript when she died.The ending is perfectly done and heart-breaking. The passing of time has consequences, and the Great War casts a shadow.This is a story that draws on the authors own life, without being entirely autobiographical; and it does feel authentic. That’s why I feel so attached to this family, why I can love this book for its strengths and forgive it for its weaknesses; and why I want to read the next, unfinished book to find out the future holds for the surviving members of the Aubrey family.
This Real Night Rebecca West, Harriet Carmichael Jul , The Real Night is Volume of Rebecca Wests Saga of the Century Dame Rebecca West continues to demonstrate brilliant writing She can create lyrical moods, high drama and perfectly clear short descriptions. This Real Night by Rebecca West This Real Night is the second book in Rebecca West s Aubrey family trilogy A Saga of the Century there are editions which publish all three books together The This Real Night Virago Modern Classics This Real Night continues their remarkable story It is the early s With the disappearance of Piers, her feckless and gambling husband, and the sale of some valuable paintings, Clare Aubrey has a firmer grip on the purse strings. Is This Real Why Some Are Calling the DNC Outro Monday Aug , This cannot be real Did two hours of watching the Democratic National Convention cause me to lose my mind President Trump was blamed by one woman for causing her father s death from COVID Yeah Live from New York, it s Saturday Night For real this time Sep , Saturday Night Live is heading back to Rockefeller Center Per The New York Post, NBC confirmed on Friday that the players will return to the studio after producing a number of remote episodes.Surely we ll miss the days of Kate McKinnon dusting off her best Ruth Bader Ginsburg impression sans wig and makeup from her living room However, it might be nice to witness some Real Time with Bill Maher Official Website for the HBO Follow Real Time with Bill Maher September , Guests This Week Peter Strzok, Ewan McGregor, Jessica Yellin Peter Hamby Find Out More Listen Like a Real Timer Stream the official Real Time podcast Listen Now Trending Now These are the clips that have viewers buzzing and chiming in on Twitter this week. The Real Winners and Losers From UFC Fight Night Aug , A mid August rematch booked for UFC in Las Vegas was scrapped when Cutelaba tested positive for COVID , which set up another re booking for Saturday night s main show that was again scrapped Honoring real heroes right here, Community Hero Night Sep , Celebrate real life heroes, Community Hero Night, activities for the whole family Sunday PM PM Featuring local law enforcement, firefighters, EMT s, military and in the Jax Jones, Ella Henderson This Is Real YouTube Oct , Jax Jones ft Ella Henderson This Is Real Official Video Listen Download This Is Real Taken for the album SNACKS