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The Resource Mothering Sunday : a romance, Graham Swift

Mothering Sunday : a romance, Graham Swift

Label
Mothering Sunday : a romance
Title
Mothering Sunday
Title remainder
a romance
Statement of responsibility
Graham Swift
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Booker Award winner: a luminous, profoundly moving work of fiction that begins with an afternoon tryst in 1924 between a servant girl and the young man of the neighbouring house, but then opens to reveal the whole life of a remarkable woman. Twenty-two-year-old Jane Fairchild, orphaned at birth, has worked as a maid at one English country estate since she was sixteen. And for almost all of those years she has been the secret lover to Paul Sheringham, the scion of the estate next door. On an unseasonably warm March afternoon, Jane and Paul will make love for the last time -- though not, as Jane believes, because Paul is about to be married -- and the events of the day will alter Jane's life forever. As the narrative moves back and forth from 1924 to the end of the century, what we know and understand about Jane -- about the way she loves, thinks, feels, sees, remembers -- deepens with every beautifully wrought moment. Her story is one of profound self-discovery and through her, Graham Swift has created an emotionally soaring and deeply affecting work of fiction
Summary
Sharing what she believes will be a last tryst with a longtime secret lover on the eve of his marriage, a woman reflects on the years they have spent together and her journey of self-discovery against a backdrop of 20th-century history
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Hawthornden Prize, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10482622
Cataloging source
VPPLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swift, Graham
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Women
  • Man-woman relationships
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Mothering Sunday : a romance, Graham Swift
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057144354
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
132 pages
Isbn
9781471155239
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015033402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)942792987
Label
Mothering Sunday : a romance, Graham Swift
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057144354
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
132 pages
Isbn
9781471155239
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015033402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)942792987

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