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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 This is the sequel to The Light Years

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  1. Vicuña Vicuña says:

    I m really enjoying this family saga and working through the series This one picks up the family at the start of war The blissful, carefree days in the first novel are gone The character s, in true blue style, have to contribute to the war effort Whether it s by joining up or providing accommodation, they all get stuck in.Elizabeth Jane Howard captures this particular strata of society particularly well Their snobbery and status, the class distinction and the way their lives are disrupted There are the usual lies and infidelities, sadness, coming of age and I feel quite involved with the minutiae of their lives It s beautifully written, sharply observational and I m looking forward to the rest of the series.

  2. Bookworm62 Bookworm62 says:

    I am completely hooked on the Cazalet saga, of which this is the second book in the series In Marking time the focus shifts from the adults in the family to the older children all on the cusp of becoming adults, trying to make sense of their lives while the war WW2 begins to slowly affect everyone s lives, I am still only half way through but am loving every second of it Apart from the wonderful characters what resonates with me most is the simplicity of life for people at that time Clothes were worn until they fell apart, anything that could be darned and mended was repaired until it was too far gone When new clothes were bought people went to one good shop Peter Jones for example and bought what they needed generally something that would last them for years Food was managed economically and left overs re hashed until they were used up A far cry from our excessive shopping habits and throwaway society today However, none of this is idealised in Elizabeth Jane Howard s writing Brought up during the period she writes about there is a strong sense or authenticity that can only be created by someone who has lived during this time Once I have finished Marking time I will be buying the third book in the series immediately Haven t been so captivated by a saga since Poldark

  3. D Ogilvy D Ogilvy says:

    Marking Time continues on from The Light Years it is the second book in a series of five books by Elizabeth Jane Howard The story continues in 1939 as the Cazalet family prepare to face the realities of war The author gives a real feel of period and the lives of people undergoing huge social changes the freedom from the constraints of a tightly class riden society that the war starts to break downt are well described The deprivation caused by rationing is well documented and at times very funny the predicament of upper class people who had never had to cook or look after themselvesIt Is interesting in that most of the younger members of the family embrace the social changes and live in and chaotic personal and domestic circumstances The converations of the children trying to understand the complex lives of adults and mostly adults behaving in a way and with the freedon that only people with money can behave that is that they have the safety of money to fall back on.Will certainly read the third volume A good companion read for the Cazalet Chronicles is Elizabeth Jane Howard A Dangerous Innocence by Artemis Cooper.

  4. little bookworm little bookworm says:

    Marking Time is the second in the Cazalet series continuing on a year later from The Light Years, the year is now 1939 and Britain is officially at war Yet in many ways, especially for the women and children life continues in much the same way as before, albeit restricted, time stretching on This second book follows the younger generation, in particular Louise, Polly and Clary in depth Louise embarks upon a career in acting and also starts receiving her first attentions from gentlemen Polly and Clary meanwhile remain in the closeted environment of Home Place, each facing their own particular struggles Polly with her mother falling ill and Clary with her father reported missing in war.This second book continues on very much in the same vein as the first, Howard transporting you back into another era with her wonderful evocation of life during the war For those already familiar with the characters it is simply a pleasure to catch up with them and continue to follow the joys and sorrows, trials and tribulations of their lives, however, great or small I enjoyed the character development in this novel of Zoe in particular, as she had really grown as a person from the last book and it was interesting to see the children growing up as well, Polly and Clary being my personal favourites amongst them, though the younger ones, Neville and Lydia, were quite often very amusing Louise I found harder to like, her feelings and actions confusing at times.There is quite a shift in tone from the innocence and golden days of the first book the themes of loss in particular being explored, as well as the frustrations of adolescence, and trying to find your own identity in that period where you re neither child nor yet adult.All in all I found this an absorbing read insightful of events and life during World War II, as well as a wonderful character study I ll certainly be reading the third book in the series soon.

  5. Mrs. Jane H. Parker Mrs. Jane H. Parker says:

    I couldn t wait to read this volume of the Cazelet Chronicles and was not disappointed in the story and characters at all However, the typing errors are appalling and sometimes I couldn t even work out what the typo word was meant to be This really isn t good enough, especially when the Kindle books are as expensive as the paper ones Sometimes it looks as if someone is typing the book in their second language which might be the reason for the wierd spellings and indecipherable words.

  6. Miguel Ángel Arnedo Orbañanos Miguel Ángel Arnedo Orbañanos says:

    El segundo libro de esta interesante y divertida cr nica de la familia Cazalet sigue las pautas del primero The Light Years , aunque el tono es ahora m s sombr o La segunda guerra mundial ha estallado y los ni os y, en especial, las ni as por su mayor protagonismo han cumplido a os Y aunque muchos de ellos conservan buena parte de su ingenuidad inicial, los diversos acontecimientos amargos que se producen durante este periodo ponen a prueba su car cter El libro ofrece, adem s, un reflejo bastante veros mil de lo que pudo ser la vida cotidiana de una familia pudiente y generosa en los primeros a os de la segunda guerra mundial, antes de la entrada de Estados Unidos en dicho conflicto.

  7. Armalite Armalite says:

    A la fin de The light years, on laissait les Cazalet l automne 1938, soulag s que la Deuxi me Guerre Mondiale ait t vit e Marking time commence un an plus tard, alors que la famille rassembl e Home Place coute la radio l annonce du d but du conflit Personne ne peut pr dire quelle ampleur il prendra, mais tout le monde se demande avec angoisse si l Allemagne tentera d envahir l Angleterre Si Hugh est d sormais trop vieux pour s engager, Edward pense rempiler dans la marine et Rupert, trop jeune lors de la Premi re Guerre Mondiale, compte bien se rendre utile cette fois malgr la farouche opposition de sa femme Zo Dans la g n ration suivante, les gar ons n ont pas encore l ge de prendre part aux combats, au grand soulagement de leurs m res Mais c est sur les filles que l auteur choisit de concentrer son attention Toujours d cid e devenir actrice, Louise obtient d tre envoy e dans une cole d art dramatique De deux ans plus jeunes que leur cousine, Polly et Clary se retrouvent coinc es dans le Sussex, et ce qui avait d abord des allures de vacances ternelles devient tr s vite d un ennui mortel Elles ne sont plus des enfants, mais les adultes les traitent toujours comme telles, et elles ont l impression que la guerre a mis leur existence sur pause que leur vraie vie ne pourra commencer qu une fois la paix revenueEnvol s l insouciance du premier tome et les jours de lumi re des vacances d t Home Place Ce deuxi me tome des Chroniques des Cazalet prend un ton bien plus grave Pourtant, la guerre ne fait que servir de toile de fond au r cit, et ses cons quences m me sur certains membres de la famille ne sont abord es qu indirectement On reste dans le registre d un quotidien certes boulevers dans certains aspects mais pas fondamentalement diff rent, des pens es et des motions diss qu es avec une finesse remarquable L tude psychologique des trois jeunes filles est toujours aussi juste et captivante Ma plus grande sympathie va Clary qui souhaite devenir crivain et tr pigne de ne pas pouvoir, en ces circonstances, acqu rir l exp rience de la vie dont elle aurait besoin pour nourrir sa cr ativit.I think it s awfully difficult for people our age We need people to be in love with, and we re simple hemmed in by relatives and incest doesn t seem to go with modern life We ll just have to wait.What I find peculiarly irritating is that nobody will say what rape actually is If there s a danger of it, I really do think we ought to have some idea of what we re in for But they simply won t say It s part of this family s determination not to talk about anything that they think is at all unpleasant.J aime aussi beaucoup la gouvernante Ms Milliment, pauvre, laide et vieillissante, mais cultiv e, ouverte d esprit et si sympathique Mieux que les domestiques, qui apparaissent toujours comme des tres frustes et peu int ressants, elle illustre ce que pouvait tre l poque la vie d une femme seule n ayant pas eu la chance de na tre au sien d une famille riche comme les Cazalet La condition f minine est d ailleurs souvent abord e dans la s rie, m me si pas tr s frontalement Ce deuxi me tome confirme l excellente impression que m avait fait le premier Si vous tes anglophone et que les th mes de la s rie sont susceptibles de vous int resser, foncez vous ne le regretterez pas

  8. sara sara says:

    I started reading the Cazalet saga in Italian because for now only the first book is available in this language but I wanted so much to know how it goes on I continued reading it in English.I was so enchanted by the story that I m already reading the third one. The ebook is perfect.

  9. Paula ferroni Paula ferroni says:

    Muito bom Parece que conhecemos os personagens de t o bem descritos Chega a dar saudades quando o livro chega ao fim.

  10. Mª Jesús Sánchez Fernández Mª Jesús Sánchez Fernández says:

    Me encantan esas novelas de Elizabeth Jane Hoggard Me sirven adem s para consolidar mi Ingles.