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Henry [PDF / EPUB] Henry ‘The trouble with you Anne is that you’re always imagining things’ Who had said that Probably mother Or the governess before she left to get married How disagreeable and it was all the fault of ‘The trouble with you Anne is that you’re always imagining things’ Who had said that Probably mother Or the governess before she left to get married How disagreeable and it was all the fault of the sub conscious Why didn’t the sub conscious ever turn up things like ‘Anne how beautiful you are looking today’ Or even ‘That’s a good girl finishing up all your dinner’ Anne Palliser is insecure morbid and a bit off balance—in other words a perfect Elizabeth Eliot narrator She escapes an overbearing mother and moves to London working as secretary to the eccentric Lady Merton and dating a detective novelist But her self absorbed and irresponsible brother Henry remains a central focus In the years after running away from school to join the circus Henry marries divorces keeps a mistress gambles and flirts with Lady Merton Now he plans to marry a doctor and turn the family home into a maternity hospital What could go wrongAnne observes it all in uniue style—daft brilliant and dark by turn but always hilarious Henry is Elizabeth Eliot’s acclaimed second novel Her debut Alice and two subseuent novels Mrs Martell and Cecil have also been reprinted by Furrowed Middlebrow and Dean Street Press They feature a new introduction by Elizabeth Crawford“This novel has a tart and uniue flavour of its own and the author displays her most amusing and delightful stylistic trick which is to have the last word” Daily Telegraph“Delightful light heartedness malicious wit and humanity lurking beneath the surface” Times Literary Supplement.


13 thoughts on “Henry

  1. says:

    As an author Elizabeth Eliot reminded me a little of Nancy Mitford; she is from the same class and she also clearly has a problem with the fact that she didn't get a proper education which comes through in the writing however I think she lacks the sparkle of Mitford In this Ann Palliser narrates the story of her wild reckless and somewhat feckless brother Henry The writing is a bit clunky but Ann also didn't get a proper education and I wondered whether this was deliberate and to emphasise this point She is clearly intelligent and has some rather sharp observations on the people around her


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