Category Archives: Elizabeth Bowen

Ironic Book Titles

I recently read ‘The Heat of the Day‘, which is  great book with a great title, but I can’t help thinking that the two don’t really match up.  Frankly, most of the memorable events take place at night and much … Continue reading

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Keeping Calm and Carrying On: ‘The Heat of the Day’ by Elizabeth Bowen (1948)

I first encountered Elizabeth Bowen when I tried to read ‘Eva Trout’.  I say ‘tried’ because it was one of my failures of a few years ago as I was eventually defeated by the long Henry James-style, never-ending sentences.  Then … Continue reading

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