Coral Glynn

Coral Glynn

Book - 2012
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Nursing an elderly cancer patient in an isolated English countryside mansion in 1950, Coral interacts with a disgruntled housekeeper and her charge's sexually torn and war-ravaged son until a series of random events culminates in a complicated marriage.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374299019
Characteristics: 210 pages ; 22 cm


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Aug 06, 2016

Although this is set in the 1950's England, it seems very Victorian. Coral is a family-less young woman who works as a home nurse. After an unpleasant time with a family with children she begins work with a woman who is dying of terminal cancer. After her death, the adult son proposes marriage and she accepts on just a short acquaintance. After witnessing a strange event that seems connected to a murder, she flees her new husband for London.

geezr_rdr Dec 12, 2013

Easy to read, but not a great novel. Coral is not someone you care about or would want to deal with.

Aug 22, 2012

Coral Glynn works as a private nurse and finds herself caring for the elderly Mrs. Hart at Hart House in Leicestershire, England, in 1950. When Mrs. Hart dies sooner than expected Coral is left at loose ends, but these are not ordinary times for Coral or the other cast of characters in this finely wrought book.

Cameron?s book has all the hallmarks of slightly eccentric Englishness I have loved in masters of the domestic novel like the English Elizabeth Taylor or Penelope Lively. Well done.

Michael Colford Jul 11, 2012

Peter Cameron has crafted an exquisite book about socially awkward people living in England in the 1950's. Reminiscent of the social examinations of the Bronte sisters, Coral Glynn reveals the solitary life of a shy, young woman working as a visiting nurse. When she suddenly finds herself married and suspected of a hideous crime, she flees to London and unwittingly finds the path to eventual happiness. Wonderfully written and drawn with insight and power. 2/18/12

Jun 24, 2012

Great book. Very interesting subject matter. Kept me riveted to the end.


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