The aftermath of war, and the slow dawning of a new era of freedom and opportunity, shape the destinies of the Cazalets in the final volume of this magnificent family saga. Polly, Clary and Louise, now grown up, are ready to discover the truth about the adult world. While Rupert, Hugh and Edward must make the choices that will decide their own - and the family's - future. For the Cazalets, and all those close to them, one end is another beginning...
About the Author
Elizabeth Jane Howard is the author of fourteen highly acclaimed novels, most recently Love All. The Cazalet Chronicles - The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion and Casting Off - have become established as modern classics and were adapted for a major BBC television series. In 2002 Macmillan published her autobiography, Slipstream. In that same year she was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
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Comments about Casting Off:
This book is the fourth of five and you really need to have read the previous three to fully enjoy it. The series paints a clear picture of an upper middle class family in England from just before WW2 to the end of the 20th century. Readers who enjoyed The Forsyte Saga will love this series.
After The Light Years, Marking Time and Confusion comes this, the fourth and final part of Elizabeth Jane Howard's Cazalet Chronicle. The whole is set in the period from 1937 to 1947, this volume taking the story from the immediate aftermath of victory in Europe. This is a story of the end of an era, not a beginning. Characters are changed not simply by events, but by time itself, some inevitably by emerging into adulthood. Painful adjustments are the order of the day - as the cast, from Polly, Clary and Louise to Rupert and Edward, discover. Elizabeth Jane Howard is a writer who, with immense skill, has taken the conventions of the romantic saga and deepened them to provide an unforgettable picture of England changing. (Kirkus UK)
Series: Cazalet Chronicles
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 1st September 1996
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0 x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition