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The Finest Type of English Womanhood

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Grabbed my attention as I walked further into the library I was encouraged to read due to the blurb The book begins in bleak postwar England a young girl Laura is disillusioned with her life She in bleak postwar England a young girl Laura is disillusioned with her life She a wealthy gentleman at a party and the pair fall in love They then return to his homeland South Africa where she meets and *Forges A Connection With Another *a connection with another called Gay also a Brit Gay is a vibrant larger than life character who is an aspiring actress and has an nuenchable hunger for fame The pair are opposites The book explores how their life s change with regards to their desires in life and pursuing s change with regards to their desires in life and pursuing All that Laura wanted was to escape England and have a good marriage Gay on the other hand threatens to destroy herself and morals in pursuit of fame Her personal life has many scandals The culmination is the pairs return to Britain and their voyage is not a smooth one Central to the novel is the fictionalisation of a real crime that occurred aboard a ship The Pothole Murder I did Behind the Throne (Morgan Crowe Trilogy, uite enjoy this book it is a fairly simple tale but not a page turner and will be easily forgettable Did enjoy the setting in South Africa the characters their relationship the period and the criminal aspect Apparently based on a notorious murder trial from 1947 this is a leisurely but intriguing tale of thwarted hope The stirrings of Apartheid in post war South Africa are disturbing as is the general bottledp emotions and feelings of most of the characters Doom laden but not ninteresting it was well written i guess as it did pull me in and I carried on reading as wanted to find out what happened However didnt particularly like the book not one character was likeable and all were very flawed BAck cover said excellent on the lure of South Africa but i dont think it did really explain it A debut novel by author Rachel Heath which as I found out after having read the book actually combines fact with fiction the story of the totally fictional Laura with the largely truthful story of EileenGayWritten in two very different styles Gay s story is told as a series of diary entries which I felt impeded the momentum of the novel the fact that Laura s account dominated much of the book didn t help matters as it just further added to the overall disjointed feel of the whole thingSet in a post war pre apartheid South Africa The Finest Type Of English Womanhood a title I m stil. Ier and many miles north sixteen year old Gay Gibson is no less desperate to escape England Gay's heart is set on stardom but first she must find a way out of Birkenhead and the dreary prospect of secretarial college When their paths cross in Johannesburg Laura is exposed to Gay's wild life of parties and liaisons Thrown. ,

A good idea for a novel being based on a true story but I found it sooo slow going at the beginning It perked p but not enough for me There is something at the beginning It perked Captivated by the Millionaire up but not enough for me There is something satisfying in these types of books I ve loved them since i was a pre teen Victoria Holtsed to do it too the heroine is odd and misunderstood victimized by everyone and in the end well I won t spoil It Strangely Satisfying The strangely satisfying The and the front cover of this book I despise and it initially put me off reading *It As It Gives *as it gives book a very mumsy look But I m glad I continued The cover did not do the book justice The story is original and interesting It is the story of two girls from England who both end A Mighty Big Wish up in South Africa Initially it is like to separate accounts and then the lives of the two girls become intertwined Laura is at first very naieve and young she marries Paul vowing to follow him anywhere As the book progresses she becomes a stronger character and standsp to her in laws who are hostile towards her and don t welcome her as part of the family The book has a macabre and thrilling ending that I didn t see coming It is based on a true murder It also provides an interesting insight into the politics and segregation in South Africa In the late 1940s the paths of two young Englishwomen cross when they move to start new lives in South Africa Laura has My Mother, a Serial Killer uickly met and married Paul so must move in with his parents and putp with her husband s many absences and political ideas Gay wants a career on stage and screen and doesn t care how she gets itThe jumping off point for this is a true story of a notorious legal case I didn t know about this The Italians Stolen Bride until I d finished the book so it s safe to say you don t need to have heard about it to enjoy the novelI enjoyed the book and read itite The Greek Tycoons Mistress uickly The device of seeing South Africa through Laura s eyes is a successful one as it allows Rachel Heath to tells in detail about things that we don t know about I did find Laura too drippy at times and wanted to give her a good shake but also found Gay a bit too much larger than life these portrayals seemed realistic though and say something about the options for British women just after the Second World War The male characters don t in the main come out of the novel wellAn interesting book worth reading for the characters plot and for the historical context Sitting on the just returned trolley this book. It's 1946 and seventeen year old Laura Trelling is stagnating in her dilapidated Sussex family home while her ietly eccentric parents slip further into isolation Then she meets Paul Lovell a chance encounter that will change the course of her destiny and bring her a new life in pre apartheid South Africa Three years earl. ,

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L puzzled by does go some way in raising the political and racial tensions of that era but ltimately concentrates on what are after all some nbelievably one dimensional characters their actions increasingly implausiblePerhaps expecting too much I really think all of the hype and endorsements on a book cover can be detrimental leading you to believe a book is something than it is Still as always each to their own I know of several others who rave about this bookCopyright Petty Witter Pen and Paper Recommended by one the ladies at Dummer Book Club and considerably easier to read *the at Dummer Book Club and considerably easier to read DickensAlthough the book is actually based on the true events of the murder of a young actress called Gay Gibson for me the main story was of a very english girl from the country saved from her crumbling family estate and boringly damp parents by a idealistically confused chap who takes her home to South Africa where he grew p although English bornInteresting to read about post war SA politics from the points of view of the various characters in the bookIts hard to believe anyone can be as naive as Laura The two leading ladies are such opposites as to beg the Hoofd in de wolken (Puffin Island uestion whether the author was perhaps exploring the contrasting sides of her own personality Strangely in Laura s naivety is a kind of strength that finds its way to the fore as her experiences form her indeed taking her from childhood to womanhood Her naivety is also her saving grace in situations which would have gone completely the other way had her character been any differentSad to think that the atrocities and mistakes of the passed are ongoing in a country that would be stronger in every way if power and greed were not the order of the day In all just another love story This is the sort of book that you can endp with when your bookstore is running a buy two get one free deal You ve picked Twos Company up the two that you want to read and are looking for the third free one The choices are limited but you re less picky because you re getting it for free So you pick a book with a catchy title Catchy to me at least I thought I should find out what the finest type of English womanhood looks like since I live in England nowThe book has a decent plot supposedly inspired by true events and is a very easy read I wouldn t have minded watching a 90 minute movie based on it but reading it was a disappointment for the most par. Together each with her own agenda the girls find their lives inextricably entangled with fatal conseuences A highly accomplished startling debut The Finest Type of English Womanhood is a chilling portrait of racial tension social immorality betrayal and love and an assured and atmospheric examination of the end of innocen.

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