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So Much Life Left Over

So Much Life Left Over by Louis de Bernieres
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Aug 07, 2018 | 288 Pages
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“As with superlative World War I literature from Pat Barker’s Regeneration trilogy to Sebastian Faulks’s Birdsong to Louisa Young’s My Dear I Wanted to Tell You, the horrors are vividly evoked. De Bernières is adept at describing how lives can be devastated in minutes . . . Powerful . . . Delightful . . . [With] plenty of Dickensian social observation.”—The Independent

“The author drops us right in the trenches, and he shies away from no gruesome detail. But he does it with a delicate touch, weaving a gently evocative story of the war that didn’t end all wars but did wrench open the door to the modern world . . . What makes this a good war novel, though, is not its depictions of conflict but its reckoning with what comes after.”—Time

“A fresh extension of de Bernières’ long-standing interest in the timeless conflicts of love and loyalty . . . Moving [and] poignant.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Had me laughing, cringing, and ultimately feeling a little spark of hope.”Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

“A book in which readers will happily immerse themselves.”—The Scotsman

“A feast of a novel.”—The Times (London)

Table Of Contents

1. Gun Snap 1
2. Archie and Esther 4
3. Archie and Rosie 12
4. Poor Child 19
5. The Reverend Williams 25
6. At Christ Church 31
7. The Beatitudes of Oily Wragge 36
8. Samadara (1) 45
9. A Letter from Fairhead 55
10. Samadara (2) 62
11. Fairhead’s Good Idea 67
12. Hugh 72
13. Ottilie 76
14. Samadara (3) 81
15. Ottilie and Frederick at the Tarn 83
16. Farewell to Samadara 87
17. Rosie (1) 91
18. Returning 94
19. An Interview with Mrs McCosh 106
20. A Letter from Archie 109
21. In Which Frederick and Ottilie Abscond 111
22. The Proposition (1) 116
23. The Proposition (2) 121
24. Young Edward 134
25. Rosie (2) 138
26. The Will 143
27. Geddes Axe 152
28. A Bombshell in The London Times 156
29. Agatha 158
30. Daniel at Hexham 162
31. The Honourable Mary FitzGerald St George 166
32. Rosie (3) 174
33. Daniel Goes to See Archie 179
34. A Letter from Willy and Fritzl 187
35. Daniel Writes to Esther 189
36. Oily Wragge (1) 198
37. Sandwiches 206
38. Daniel, Felix and Felicity 209
39. Oily Wragge (2) 214
40. Oily Wragge (3) 221
41. Where They All Were 226
42. After All These Years 230
43. Two Letters 242
44. Two Letters from Sandringham 244
45. The Bombers Will Always Get Through 246
46. The Aguila 251
47. The Cliffs 252
48. Necessary Work 264
49. Oily Wragge (4) 267
50. The Temptation 269

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