School for Love (New York Review Books Classics)

School for Love (New York Review Books Classics)

Olivia Manning


Jerusalem in 1945 is a urban in flux: refugees from the struggle in Europe fill its streets and cafés, the British colonial mandate is coming to an finish, and tensions are at the upward thrust among the Arab and Jewish populations. Felix Latimer, a lately orphaned youngster, arrives in Jerusalem from Baghdad, biding time until eventually he can safe passage to England. Adrift and deeply lonely, Felix has no selection yet to room in a boardinghouse run through pass over Bohun, a relative he hasn't ever met. leave out Bohun is a holy terror, a cheerless miser who pronounces the beliefs of a fundamentalist crew often called the Ever-Readies—joy, charity, and love—even as she makes existence a distress for her boarders. Then Mrs. Ellis, a desirable younger widow, strikes into the home and disrupts its dreary regimen for good.
Olivia Manning’s nice topic is the lives of normal humans stuck up in heritage. right here, as in her panoramic depiction of worldwide warfare II, The Balkan Trilogy, she deals a wealthy and psychologically nuanced tale of lifestyles at the precipice, and he or she tells it with equivalent components compassion, skepticism, and humor.

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