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Mothering Sunday Narrated By Eve WebsterFrom The Booker Award Winner A Luminous, Profoundly Moving Work Of Fiction That Begins With An Afternoon Tryst In 1924 Between A Servant Girl And The Young Man Of The Neighboring House, But Then Opens To Reveal The Whole Life Of A Remarkable Woman.Twenty Two Year Old Jane Fairchild, Orphaned At Birth, Has Worked As A Maid At One English Country Estate Since She Was Sixteen And For Almost All Of Those Years She Has Been The Secret Lover To Paul Sheringham, The Scion Of The Estate Next Door On An Unseasonably Warm March Afternoon, Jane And Paul Will Make Love For The Last Time Though Not, As Jane Believes, Because Paul Is About To Be Married And The Events Of The Day Will Alter Jane S Life Forever As The Narrative Moves Back And Forth From 1924 To The End Of The Century, What We Know And Understand About Jane About The Way She Loves, Thinks, Feels, Sees, Remembers Deepens With Every Beautifully Wrought Moment Her Story Is One Of Profound Self Discovery And Through Her, Graham Swift Has Created An Emotionally Soaring And Deeply Affecting Work Of Fiction.


10 thoughts on “Mothering Sunday

  1. says:

    The gathering evening, the apricot light, the gauzy green gold world, was impossibly beautiful Take a look at this self conscious woman stretched out languorously with her head on a blue cushion, entirely at ease in her sublimely languid nakedness Amedeo Modigliani s Reclining Nude on the cover of this enchanting novella perfectly conjures the mysteries surrounding the young protagonist of Mothering Sunday, Jane Fairchild The sultry look in her nearly closed eyes How would you imagine her The gathering evening, the apricot light, the gauzy green gold world, was impossibly beautiful Take a look at this self conscious woman stretched out languorously with her head on a blue cushion, entirely at ease in her sublimely languid nakedness Amedeo Modigliani s Reclining Nude on the cover of this enchanting novella perfectly conjures the mysteries surrounding the young protagonist of Mothering Sunday, Jane Fairchild The sultry look in her nearly closed eyes How would you imagine her life, present, past and future What is on her mind Is she a reader, just like you Perhaps you don t care, and are you just focusing on her voluptuous body, like her lover does And when she d told him about her own ...


  2. says:

    enjoy your youth Mothering Sunday Such an old fashioned name for the day when servants had their day off so they could go home, visit families In this day the whole world order seemed to be reversed and landlords without daily help of their servants were childly helpless and the routine of housework almost...


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    The arrestingly beautiful painting on the front cover of my copy of this book is a detail cropped from a larger painting, Nu couch 1917, by Amedeo Modigliani, in which the artist had already chosen to crop the figure s lower legs and hands and the top of the head On the back cover of the book, the painting is further cropped and becomes evenpowerful as a result of the zooming in I think Graham Swift s publishing team made an inspired cover choice I ve rarely come across a jacket desig The arrestingly beautiful painting on the front cover of my copy of this book is a detail cropped from a larger painting, Nu couch 1917, by Amedeo Modigliani, in which the artist had already chosen t...


  4. says:

    Feast your eyesGolden Rain by Leon Francois ComerreThe first half of this seductive novella, Jane Fairchild is reclining much like this nude, a post coital feast for the eyes of her lover Paul She also feasts on him, his thoroughbred body and the minutia of his every movement It is a slow, sensual feast for the reader too, as we share this very private time, which proves to be pivotal in our heroine s life, Mothering Sunday 1924.Jane is a maid at Beechwood, and today Paul, the dashingFeast your eyesGolden Rain by Leon Francois ComerreThe first half of this seductive novella, Jane Fairchild is reclining much like this nude, a post coital feast for the eyes of her lover Paul She also feasts on him, his thoroughbred body and the minutia of his every movement It is a slow, sensual feast for the reader too, as we share this very private time, which pr...


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    One s literary life must turn frequently for sustenance to memories and seek discourse with the shades unless one has made up one s mind to write only in order to reprove mankind for what it is, or praise it for what it is not, or generally to teach it how to behave So wrote Joseph Conrad in A Personal RecordHow many times it happens that a single moment conjures up the entire narrative, the whole story seems to evolve from that particular event and still it comes across you so beautOne s literary life must turn frequently for sustenance to memories and seek discourse with the shades unless one has made up one s mind to write only in order to reprove mankind for what it is, or praise it for what it is not, or generally to teach it how to behave So wrote Joseph Conrad in A Personal RecordHow many times it happens that a single moment conjures up the entire narrative, the whole story seems to evolve from that particular event and still it comes across you so beautifully that you the reader seem to be part of it the author, who can brings up...


  6. says:

    This delicious short novel is in many ways a Mother s Day dream It is a novel short enough to be read in a long, lazy afternoon it is a novel for mature audiences, weathered in relationships and outcomes, who bring a kind of life knowledge to one remarkable spring day in 1924 when sunlight poured over yellow and green fields and not a smudge marred the bright blue of the sky In March a day like June, warm and golden, pregnant with potential and possibility The strange undercurrent of forebod This delicious short novel is in many ways a Mother s Day dream It is a novel short enough to be read in a long, lazy afternoon it is a novel for mature audiences, weathered in relationships and outcomes, who bring a kind of life knowledge to one remarkable spring day in 1924 when sunlight poured over yellow and green fields and not a smudge marred the bright blue of the sky In March a day like June, warm and golden, pregnant with potential and possibility The strange undercurrent of foreboding that springs unbidden feels like something we bring as we recall in some remembered way the lovemaking in the big house empty in the afternoon with the windows opened wide to streaming sunlight and perhaps a breeze the sunlight applauded their nakedness A young scion and the maid He says they were friends He did treat her as a friend exactly as a friend Their lovemaking was like a sport He did not talk of the...


  7. says:

    A secret 7 yr love affair between a young English country maid Jane Fairchild, and a wealthy heir Paul Sheringham, from a neighboring property It is spring of 1924 This tells how the events of one day, shaped the life of Jane who lived well into her 90 s


  8. says:

    This is totally my kind of book The story of a woman s life told through the events of one day in 1924 Beautiful writing Graham Swift is one of my favorite authors, I m never disappointed in his books.


  9. says:

    In Mothering Sunday, a young man and a young woman who really shouldn t be consorting with each other have an afternoon assignation Then the young man leaves, and the young woman, our protagonist, wanders around his house naked for a while, thinking the same thoughts over and over again She thinks a lot about the fact that she s naked, for instance And she thinks a lot about a patch of semen left on the sheet of the bed upstairs No offense to any men reading this, but most women just don t In Mothering Sunday, a young man and a young woman who really shouldn t be consorting with each other have an afternoon assignation Then the young man leaves, and the young woman, our protagonist, wanders around his house naked for a while, thinking the same thoughts over and over again She thinks a lot about the fact that she s naked, f...


  10. says:

    It has been several years since I read anything by Graham Swift, but I enjoyed this quiet novella Most of the book is set on a single day in 1924 The book has an anonymous third person narrator, but is told from the perspective of Jane Fairchild, an orphan working as a maid in a small country house, who has been involved with Paul Sheringham, aprosperous young neighbour who is due to marry largely for money a few weeks later He invites her there for Mothering Sunday, having ensured th It has been several years since I read anything by Graham Swift, but I enjoyed this quiet novella Most of the book is set on a single day in 1924 The book has an anonymous third person narrator, but is told from the perspective of Jane Fairchild, an orphan working as a maid in a small country house, who has been involved with Paul Sheringham, aprosperous young neighbour who is due to marry largely for money a few weeks later He invites her there for Mothering Sunday, having ensured that the house will be empty Their tryst is described in languorous detail, after which Paul departs late for a lunch with his fiancee, leaving Jane alone and naked to explore the big house Paul dies in a car crash later the same afternoon, leaving Jane to reflect on what clues she may have left behind.There is also a metafictional element Jane is looking back on these events as a suc...


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