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A compassionate portrait of an elderly - and frustrated - woman adjusting to new town life and finding a new purpose in living. Illness forces Sylvia Calvert to live with her son Harold, a headmaster in Carshall New Town. At first, Sylvia cannot adjust to the jungle of supermarkets, 10-pin bowling alleys and recreation areas; to the committees and purposeful entertaining involved in the creation of a new society. Above all, Sylvia can't understand Harold's odd, thrusting idealism and the strange behaviour of her ...

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2009, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571248506


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1998, Random House (UK)

ISBN-13: 9780436575044


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1983, Academy Chicago Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780586048955

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1968, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140027914

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1965, Viking Books

ISBN-13: 9780670419920


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