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The Present and the Past

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Ivy Compton-Burnett

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‘I cannot be parted longer from my sons… I am coming back to my home’

Nine years after her divorce from Cassius Clare, Catherine decides to re-enter his life. Her decision causes a dramatic upheaval in the Clare family and its implications are analysed and redefined, not only in the drawing-room, but in the children’s nursery and the servants’ quarters.

At first, Flavia, Cassius’s second wife, feels resentment, fearing that she may be usurped. But as a friendship develops between the two women, it is Cassius who is excluded and whose self-pity intensifies, erupting in a shocking, unexpected way…

‘I cannot be parted longer from my sons… I am coming back to my home’

Nine years after her divorce from Cassius Clare, Catherine decides to re-enter his life. Her decision causes a dramatic upheaval in the Clare family and its implications are analysed and redefined, not only in the drawing-room, but in the children’s nursery and the servants’ quarters.

At first, Flavia, Cassius’s second wife, feels resentment, fearing that she may be usurped. But as a friendship… (more)

‘I cannot be parted longer from my sons… I am coming back to my home’

Nine years after her divorce from Cassius Clare, Catherine decides to re-enter his life. Her decision causes a dramatic upheaval in the Clare family and its implications are analysed and redefined, not only in the drawing-room, but in the children’s nursery and the servants’ quarters.

At first, Flavia, Cassius’s second wife, feels resentment, fearing that she may be usurped. But as a friendship develops between the two women, it is Cassius who is excluded and whose self-pity intensifies, erupting in a shocking, unexpected way…

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