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A Case Examined

A. L. Barker
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571253661
Date Published
20.08.2009
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Summary

In a parish of wealthy women, Rose Antrobus forms a committee to decide who should benefit from a small bequest left to charity. Secretly she hopes the money will go to the Peachey family – a mother cruelly abandoned and looking after her three young children on a pittance. But the situation isn’t as simple as all that, and soon it causes unexpceted ructions and confrontations – and Rose finds herself turning back the clock to remember a childhood vacation spent at the Marigny chateau in France … a vacation which, thirty years later, is to provide the solution to her dilemma.

‘The dialogue is subtle and the atmosphere of the French visits economically and brilliantly conveyed.’ A. S. Byatt

A. L.Barker

A. L. Barker (1918-2002) was a short story writer and novelist. Born in St Paul’s Cray, Kent, she lived in the same milieu where London borders on Kent and Surrey, for the rest of her life. As her Oxford DNB entry says it was ‘the chief setting for her work, which often seemed to partake of the quotidian mysteriousness and…

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