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    Read Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Margaret Kennedy Margaret Kennedy ´ 4 Read & Download Download [Together and Apart Virago Modern Classics] ð Margaret Kennedy The dissolving of a marriage in 1930's England Both sad and funny a typical Virago novel I really liked it but this era appe

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    Download [Together and Apart Virago Modern Classics] ð Margaret Kennedy The 1920s is another period where what people would say was obviously of paramount importance Betsy has decided to divorce her husband Alec her reasons seem somewhat lopsided She feels let down by her marriage and feels that happiness has some

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  • 06 October 2020
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Read & Download Together and Apart Virago Modern Classics Margaret Kennedy ´ 4 Read & Download Together and Apart Virago Modern Classics Read & Download Õ 104 It is 1936 and in British society the decision to divorce still constitutes a major disgrace an alternative to be considered onl. I love Margaret Kennedy s writing but I didn t rush to pick up this book because I wasn t that taken with the subject matter The disintegration of a marriage and all of the fallout from that in upper middle class England between the wars When I finally picked the book up thinking of Margaret Kennedy Day which is only a couple of weeks away I was hooked from the first page It is a wonderfully engaging human drama beautifully written and rich with understanding and insightIt all begins with a letterBetsy Canning wrote a long letter to her mother explaining why her marriage was much less happy than it appeared why her husband s rise from suburban civil servant to successful librettist and the changes that it brought to their lives hadn t suited her and why therefore they had agreed to divorceShe hoped that her mother would understand and support her but Mrs Hewitt was terribly shocked and rushed back from her holiday in Switzerland pausing only to send a telegram horrified do nothing irrevocable till I see you Mrs Hewitt went immediately to Mrs Canning her fellow mother in law so that they could work together to set things right But by the time she arrived she was in a state of nervous collapse and the formidable Mrs Canning set out for her son s Welsh holiday home without any real understanding of the crisis she was going to have to resolveAlec had persuaded Betsy to think again about divorce they had agreed to go away for a while alone to talk it over but Mrs Canning s arrival and her efforts to reconcile the couple didn t help at all The peace talks collapsed there were bitter arguments and the mood of the house changedAlec decided that he had to go awayJoy his wife s mother s help followed him She was infatuated he was charmed and so they left togetherAnd so the stage was set for a terrible scandal and an acrimonious divorceMargaret Kennedy managed all of this drama beautifully She drew her characters and relationships uite simply but so well that it was easy to understand why events played out as they did I saw that Betsy and Alec could have been happy together that their relationship could have been beautifully balances but I could also see that it so easily unbalance and breakThe stories of what Betsy and Alec do next are fascinating His career is damaged by the scandal surrounding is divorce and when he learns that Joy is expecting a child he realises that they are irrevocably bound together She had liked the idea of independence but she is flattered by the attentions of Lord St Mullins and finds the lifestyle that marriage to a peer could bring her rather appealingThe stories of the effects on their elder two children are profound Kenneth sides with his mother and says that he will never speak with his father again but he is troubled and that makes him easy prey for school bullies who will lead him into a great deal of trouble Eliza would rather go to her father but she fears losing touch with her siblings and she is disturbed when she finds that there is a new baby in her fathers homeMargaret Kennedy weaves a wonderful plot from these and other threads drawing in enough to give a clear picture of the world around the different members of the Canning family as they spilled out of the family homeShe spoke clearly about how uickly events can run out of control about how decisions can have so many repercussions and about how vulnerable children are even and maybe particularly when they are very nearly grown upHer characters are not always likeable but they are real fallible human beings and their stories are full of real and varied emotionsEverything rings trueSome characters learn and grow some characters don tI loved the use of letters in this book and this passage from a letter written by a family friend really struck me I don t see how any of them can ever be happy again You say it is love gone bad Do you think that is because they are all denying the truth Love doesn t go bad however unhappy it makes you unless you poison it yourself It isn t the injuries and wrongs that they can t forgive it s because they know Alec and Betsy know and Joy does too that in spite of everything in spite of all they ve done and said to hurt each other they can t bear to be apart I loved that while this book is very much of its time there is a great deal about it that is timelessThere were interesting details and points to ponder I wondered if Joy who became rather down trodden was suffering from post natal depression I noticed that she and Lord St Mullins had many shared interests and concerns I wondered what would happen to the family of German refugees granted a home on the Cannings estate in WalesI m inclined to agree with Margaret Kennedy s daughter Julia Birley who writes into the introduction to the Virago edition of this book that this was one of her mother s best half dozenIt s not my favourite but it is a very good book I m very glad that I finally picked it up and I think that Margaret Kennedy did what she set out to do very well indeed

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Read & Download Together and Apart Virago Modern Classics Margaret Kennedy ´ 4 Read & Download Together and Apart Virago Modern Classics Read & Download Õ 104 Y to interfere to save the marriage a bitter separation is set in motion one that has disastrous conseuences for the entire fami. This was just about readable It felt very dated I suspect when it was first published in the 1930 s it was a gasp out loud kind of book It chronicles a family s fortunes as they come to terms with a divorce The story tells how each were affected OK but not brilliant

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Read & Download Together and Apart Virago Modern Classics Margaret Kennedy ´ 4 Read & Download Together and Apart Virago Modern Classics Read & Download Õ 104 Y in cases of scandalous adultery But Betsy Canning decides almost unconsciously to leave her husband When friends and family tr. 5 stars I don t often give 5 stars but this is a book that I could read again and learn something new about myself each time I read itIt is a story of the breakup of a marriage How the couple stopped caring for each other and striving to meet the other s needs worrying about what they were receiving than what they were giving They became lazy and complacent It is the story of how the people around them unintentionally contributed to the downfall of this relationship It is the tale of the breakup s effect on the children and how everyone learns to go on and make the best of the circumstances knowing that the true best was carelessly discardedA thought provoking story It caused me to consider my own marriage and what I canshould do to preserve it It made me think about the effect of my words on other s relationships and the responsibility I have to build rather than to tear downI will definitely read from Margaret Kennedy