My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You

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My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You

My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You

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This is the story about two soldiers during World War 1 and the women left behind in England who love them. The passionate recounting of early plastic surgery -- the vanities AND the essential reconstructive work -- are also fascinating -- and make 1917 seem not so very far away. Julia, the 2nd female lead, is problematic, her learned helplessness as the beauteous object of desire seems more schematic idea than real -- so too Rose's asexuality (is she really THAT plain?

A real energy and lyricism to Young's writing, the "men" come to life, especially her hero, Riley, caught between two worlds, but the little sketched portraits of the troops and other minor characters are memorable as well.This story has been told many times in books and on screen, Downton Abbey comes to mind, but My Dear I Wanted to Tell You, does it in a very poignant, personal way. Beginning in Edwardian London, Louisa Young's fourth novel focuses on Riley Purefoy, an attractive, young working-class boy, who meets the well-to-do bohemian Waveney family after a mishap in the park near to their beautiful Georgian house.

The novel not only focuses on what life was like for the soldiers fighting in France, but what it was like for the women left behind. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Mi sento in dovere di scrivere una recensione per questo libro ancora ingiustamente quasi sconosciuto. Toch ziet niet iedereen de toekomst somber in, Rose Locke – Peters nichtje en Rileys voormalige verpleegster – beseft dat er voor haar als vrouw onafhankelijkheid in het verschiet ligt. But there is a sense that all this is an overture and it is in the second half that the novel really takes flight.

The title comes from a standard letter which was provided to soldiers who were wounded and admitted to hospital. My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You starts out slow-paced but picks up so much speed in the second half that I wasn’t able to put it down.

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