Favours (A Five Year Sentence) – Bernice Rubens

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A novel about a woman who intends to literally end her life after retiring, but instead finds herself locked into an obligation of pleasure fulfillment. 1978. Continue reading

The House on the Cliff – D. E. Stevenson

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A novel about an orphaned actress who inherits a house in Devonshire and instead of selling it makes the less practical decision to move in. 1966. Continue reading

Cluny Brown – Margery Sharp

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A novel about a young woman in WWII-era Britain who is deemed not to know her place in life, so her uncle/guardian sends her off to be a housemaid at a country estate. 1944. Continue reading