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Late Call

Angus Wilson
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571248506
Date Published
22.01.2009
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Summary

A compassionate portrait of an elderly – and frustrated – woman adjusting to new town life and finding a new purpose in living.

Illness forces Sylvia Calvert to live with her son Harold, a headmaster in Carshall New Town. At first, Sylvia cannot adjust to the jungle of supermarkets, 10-pin bowling alleys and recreation areas; to the committees and purposeful entertaining involved in the creation of a new society.

Above all, Sylvia can’t understand Harold’s odd, thrusting idealism and the strange behaviour of her grandchildren.

But a chance meeting and a family crisis give her the chance to fulfil herself …

AngusWilson

One of Britain’s most distinguished novelists Sir Angus Wilson was born in 1913. Educated at Westminster and Merton College, Oxford he joined the British Museum as a cataloguer before being called for service in 1941. His literary career began with a collection of short-stories published in 1949. These were followed by other short-story collections, novels and plays. Co-founder with Malcolm…

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