Life After Life
Four seasons fill the measure of the year (11 February 1910, May 1910, June 1914)
War (June 1914, July 1914, January 1915, 20 January 1915)
Armistice July 1918, 11 Novemebr 1918, 12 November 1918)
Be ye men of valor (November 1930, December 1930)
Like a fox in an hole (September 1923, December 1923, 11 February 1926, May 1926, August 1926, June 1932)
A lovely day tomorrow (August 1926, 2 September 1939, April 1940, September 1940, November 1940)
The land of begin again (August 1933, August 1939, April 1945)
The broad sunlit uplands (May 1945)
The end of the beginning
Peace (February 1947)
A long hard war (September 1940, October 1940, November 1940, May 1941, November 1943, February 1947, June 1967).
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Fantasy fiction, English.
Humorous stories, English.
Alternative histories (Fiction), English.
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This is the first book I have read by this author. I will definitely read another book by her as her style of writing is great. However, this book was a bit hard to follow. The basic premise is to show what would happen if you could relive events in your life until you got them right. The concept is great, but a bit cumbersome in the execution. You end up having chapter after chapter of the same events happening with different outcomes. The net result is you are left with a story that has no real linear story as you aren't sure what this person's life really ended up being. In the end it seems there would be some sort of tying together of all the elements. However there was not, and the reader is left hanging in the air, which is frustrating slogging through a fairly dense book. This would be a great book for a book club though as there is lots of food for thought.
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"Home," it had struck her on the torturous drive back to London, wasn't Egerton Gardens, wasn't even Fox Corner. Home was an idea, and like Arcadia it was lost in the past."