All Change is the fifth and final volume in Elizabeth Jane Howard''s bestselling The Cazalet Chronicles. where the old world begins to fade from view and a new dawn emerges. It is the 1950s and as the Duchy, the Cazalets'' beloved matriarch, dies, she takes with her the last remnants of a disappearing world - houses with servants, class, and tradition - in which the Cazalets have thrived. Louise, now divorced, becomes entangled in a painful affair, while Polly and Clary must balance marriage and motherhood with their own ideas and ambitions. Hugh and Edward, now in their sixties, are feeling ill-equipped for this modern world, while Villy, long abandoned by her husband, must at last learn to live independently. But it is Rachel, who has always lived for others, who will face her greatest challenges yet. As the Cazalets descend on Home Place for Christmas, only one thing is certain: nothing will ever be the same again. With cover artwork exclusively designed by artist Luke Edward Hall, this is the heartbreaking and heartwarming final installment of Elizabeth Jane Howard''s bestselling series. ''She is one of those novelists who shows, through her work, what the novel is for . . . She helps us to do the necessary thing - open our eyes and our hearts'' - Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall
Beautifully and poignantly told, Marking Time is the second novel in Elizabeth Jane Howard''s bestselling Cazalet Chronicles. Home Place, Sussex, 1939. As the shadows of the Second World War roll in, banishing the sunlit days of childish games and trips to the coast, a new generation of Cazalets take up the family''s story. Louise, who dreams of becoming a great actress, finds herself facing the harsh reality that her parents have their own lives with secrets, passions and yearnings. Clary, an aspiring writer, learns that her beloved father is now missing somewhere on the shores of France. And sensitive, imaginative Polly feels stuck - stuck without a vocation, stuck without information about her mother''s illness, stuck without anything except her nightmares about the war. With cover artwork exclusively designed by artist Luke Edward Hall, this is the second volume of the extraordinary Cazalet Chronicles and a perfect addition to your collection. Marking Time is followed by Confusion , the third book in the series. ''Charming, poignant and quite irresistible . . . to be cherished and shared'' - Times
The Second World War has finally ended and so begins a new era of freedom and opportunity for the Cazalet family. Elizabeth Jane Howard''s magnificent Cazalet Chronicles continues with Casting Off, the fourth novel in the saga. The Cazalet cousins are now in their twenties, trying to piece together their lives in the aftermath of the war. Louise is faced with her father''s new mistress and her mother''s grief at his betrayal, while suffering in a loveless marriage of her own. Clary is struggling to understand why her beloved father chose to stay in France long after it was safe to return to Britain, and both she and Polly are madly in love with much older men. Polly, Clary and Louise must face the truth about the adult world, while their fathers - Rupert, Hugh and Edward - must make choices that will decide their own, and the family''s, future. With cover artwork exclusively designed by artist Luke Edward Hall, this is the heartbreaking and heartwarming fourth instalment of Elizabeth Jane Howard''s bestselling series. It is followed by All Change , the fifth and final book in the series. ''Charming, poignant and quite irresistible . . . to be cherished and shared'' - The Times
The Cazalet Chronicles continues with Confusion , the third installment, set in the height of the Second World War and where chaos has become a way of life for the Cazalet family. It''s 1942 and the dark days of war seem never-ending. Scattered across the still-peaceful Sussex countryside and air-raid-threatened London, the divided Cazalets begin to find the battle for survival echoing the confusion in their own lives. Headstrong, independent Louise surprises the whole family when she abandons her dreams of being an actress and instead makes a society marriage. Polly and Clary, now in their late teens, finally fulfil their ambition of living together in London. But the reality of the city is not quite what they imagined, and Polly is struggling to come to terms with the death of her mother and manage her grieving father. Clary, meanwhile, is painfully aware that what she lacks in beauty she makes up for in intelligence, and is the only member of the family who believes that her father might not be dead. With cover artwork exclusively designed by artist Luke Edward Hall, this is the heartbreaking and heartwarming third installment of Elizabeth Jane Howard''s bestselling series. It is followed by the fourth book, Casting Off. ''Charming, poignant and quite irresistible . . . to be cherished and shared'' - The Times
B>Marking Time is the second novel in Elizabeth Jane Howard's bestselling Cazalet Chronicles./b>Home Place, Sussex, 1939. The English family at war . . . The sunlit days of childish games and family meals are over, as the shadows of war roll in to cloud the lives of one English family. At Home Place, the windows are blacked out and food is becoming scarce as a new generation of Cazalets takes up the story. Louise dreams of being a great actress, Clary is an aspiring writer, while Polly, is burdened with knowledge and the need to share it.b>Read the next books in the series, Confusion, Casting Off and All Change, or start from the beginning with The Light Years./b>
B>Confusion is the third novel in Elizabeth Jane Howard's bestselling Cazalet Chronicles./b>London and Sussex, 1942. The privileged English family in turmoil . . . The long, dark days of struggle provide the poignant background to the third book of the Cazalet Chronicles. As the war enters its fourth year, chaos has become a way of life. Both in the still peaceful Sussex countryside, and in air-raid-threatened London, the divided Cazalets begin to find the battle for survival echoing the confusion in their own lives.Read the next books in the series, Casting Off and All Change, or start from the beginning with The Light Years and Marking Time.
B>Casting Off is the fourth novel in Elizabeth Jane Howard's bestselling Cazalet Chronicles./b>The aftermath of war, and the slow dawning of a new era of freedom and opportunity, shape the destinies of the Cazalets in the fourth 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 . . .Read the next book in the series, All Change, or start from the beginning with The Light Years, Marking Time and Confusion.
From the bestselling author of The Cazalet Chronicles, The Sea Change is a witty yet heart-rending story of a marriage in crisis.Emmanuel is a famous playwright. Lillian is his sickly and embittered wife. They have never fully buried the memory of their dead daughter, Sarah. Rich but discontented, they flit from capital to capital in the company of their hero-worshipping young manager.Then Alberta, straight from an English vicarage and the pages of Jane Austen, is appointed as Emmanuel's secretary. This prim and utterly delightful figure helps the family in ways they didn't know they needed. One by one the leopards change their spots . . .
- Pan books
- 7 Novembre 2013
B>The Light Years is the first novel in Elizabeth Jane Howard's bestselling Cazalet Chronicles./b>Home Place, Sussex, 1937. The English family at home . . . For two unforgettable summers they gathered together, safe from the advancing storm clouds of the Second World War. In the heart of the Sussex countryside these were still sunlit days of childish games, lavish family meals and picnics on the beach. Three generations of the Cazalet family. Their relatives, their children and their servants - and the fascinating triangle of their affairs . . .Read the next books in the series, Marking Time, Confusion, Casting Off and All Change.
From the bestselling author of the Cazalet Chronicles comes Elizabeth Jane Howard''s Love All.
The late 1960s. For Persephone Plover, the daughter of distant and neglectful parents, the innocent, isolated days of childhood are long past. Now she must deal with the emotions of an adult world . . .
Meanwhile in Melton, in the West Country, Jack Curtis - a self-made millionaire - has employed Persephone''s aunt, a garden designer in her sixties, to deal with the terraces and glasshouses of the once beautiful local manor house he has acquired at vast expense. He also has plans to start an arts festival, as a means to avoid the loneliness of the recently divorced.
Also in Melton are the Musgrove siblings, Thomas and Mary, whose parents originally owned and lived in Melton House. They are still trying to cope with emotional consequences of the tragic death of Thomas''s wife, Celia . . . as is Francis, Celia''s brother, who has come to live with them and thereby, perhaps, to find his way through life.
From the bestselling author of the Cazalet Chronicles comes Elizabeth Jane Howard's Falling.Harry Kent is a sensitive man in late middle age, a reader and a thinker, without means perhaps but not without charm.Daisy has recovered from her unhappy past by learning to be self-sufficient, and viewing trust as a weakness. But there is still a part of her that yearns to be cared for once more.It is this part that Henry sees, and with dedicated and calculated patience he works at her defences. So despite all attempts to resist his attentions, Daisy finds herself falling under Henry's spell . . .
From the lauded, bestselling author of The Cazalet Chronicles, After Julius is Elizabeth Jane Howard''s funny yet touching story of a family brought together yet falling apart.
''A novel that commands both respect and applause'' - Sunday Times It is twenty years since Julius died, but his last heroic action still affects the lives of the people he left behind.
Emma, his youngest daughter, twenty-seven years old and afraid of men. Cressida, her sister, a war widow, blindly searching for love in her affairs with married men. Esme, Julius''s widow, still attractive at fifty-eight, but aimlessly lost in the routine of her perfect home. Felix, Esme''s old lover, who left her when Julius died and who is still plagued by guilt for his action. And then there is Dan - an outsider.
Throughout a disastrous - and revelatory - weekend in Sussex, the influence of the dead Julius slowly emerges . . .
''Her talent seemed so effervescent, so unstoppable, that there was no predicting where it might take her'' - Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall
- 4 Mars 2021
Acclaimed author Elizabeth Jane Howard said she would certainly have been a gardener had she not become a writer first. In Green Shades: An Anthology of Plants, Gardens and Gardeners , first published in 1991, she brings together a diverse and fascinating selection of gardening writing that spans the centuries, the seasons and the species. Part of the Macmillan Collector''s Library; a series of stunning, pocket-sized classics with ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. The content is eclectic and wide-ranging, practical as well as lyrical - she pays homage to the great English landscape artists of the eighteenth century and to the great women gardeners such as Vita Sackville-West. There''s advice from Pliny on how walnuts can be used to dye hair and Joseph Addison encourages blackbirds to gorge on his cherry trees. Linking the numerous extracts is Elizabeth Jane Howard''s perceptive and highly personal commentary, which skilfully leads the reader from one subject to the next.