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Company in the Evening
Company in the Evening | Ursula Orange
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Of all the unhappiness my divorce has brought upon me, loneliness has never been in the least a part. Lack of company in the evening is to me an absolute luxury. Thus does Vicky, a young divorcEe in London with a small daughter to support, reassure herself. But as the plucky courage of the early days of World War II gives way to the fatigue and deprivations of its middle, company in the evening is just what she gets. To the chagrin of her housekeeper, Vicky agrees to take in a pregnant, widowed sister-in-law ("Talking to her is like walking through a bog--squash, squash, squash--never, just never do you really crunch on to anything solid"). As she is adapting to this change and the tensions it creates, and dealing with an impossible client at work at a literary agency, she happens to meet ex-husband Raymond one night ... Told in a first-person confessional style ahead of its time, and featuring Ursula Orange's trademark humour, Company in the Evening is a charming evocation of wartime life, snobbishness in many forms, and the difficulties of being a woman on her own. "Delightfully entertaining ... good portraits add considerably to its attractiveness. Light reading of the most enjoyable kind." Sunday Times "Brilliant portraiture. Crisp writing. Human understanding. Really excellent light reading." Sunday Graphic
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LeahBergen
Company in the Evening | Ursula Orange
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My current read and the third Ursula Orange novel that I‘ve buddy read with @shawnmooney . This will be our last read by this author unless her other (2?) novels are republished. 😭 What shall we do, Shawn?? 😭

#FurrowedMiddlebrow

TrishB Beautiful pic ♥️ 2mo
LeahBergen @TrishB Thanks! 😘 2mo
CarolynM I vote we start lobbying Furrowed Middlebrow to publish the other two Ursula Oranges. I'd love to read them. 2mo
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batsy My eyes are drawn to those biscuits 😂 2mo
batsy Although now I've read the synopsis of the book and it sounds so good! 2mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous picture 💫 2mo
LeahBergen @CarolynM I read somewhere that the other two are a bit weaker and the three they republished are her best … but I still want to read them! 2mo
LeahBergen @batsy Both the book and the biscuits are pretty tasty! 😆 2mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts Thanks! 😘 2mo
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CarolynM
Company in the Evening | Ursula Orange
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Another charming story from Ursula Orange. Part romance, part domestic drama, this one is more serious, and not quite as engaging, as the others but still an entertaining read.

Cathythoughts Thanks , I think I‘ll give it a go 😘 1y
LeahBergen Good to know! 👍🏻 1y
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CarolynM
Company in the Evening | Ursula Orange
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Lunchtime reading

LeahBergen I hope it‘s good. 👏🏻 1y
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CarolynM
Company in the Evening | Ursula Orange
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#3Books #IPlanToReadThisMonth

Started on Company already🙂

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚👍🏻 1y
BarbaraBB Writers & Lovers is a delight 💚 1y
vivastory All 3 of these sound fascinating 1y
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LapReader I ordered Writers and Lovers from Readings but it‘s taking forever to turn up. 1y
batsy Those look so good! 1y
LeahBergen Yay for another Ursula Orange! 1y
Cathythoughts I have that Orange stacked .... look forward to your thoughts 1y
OriginalCyn620 Writers & Lovers is on my TBR! 1y
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CarolynM
Company in the Evening | Ursula Orange
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The long drought is broken #bookhaul

JennyM Ooo...that is one beautiful haul!!! I recently read this one. I liked it 😊Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it 1y
BarbaraBB Good for you ❤️ 1y
Tamra Nice!!! 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm Wohoo! 👏 1y
LeahBergen Wheeee! More Ursula Orange! 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
rockpools Nice! 1y
Rissreads Go you!!!!! ❤️ 1y
Cathythoughts Lovely ! 1y
UwannaPublishme Yay Redhead! Can‘t wait to hear your review. 1y
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