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Common Places

Title: Common Places
Author: Paul House
Pages: 216
Publisher: Diiarts
Format: Hardback
Publication Date: June 2010
ISBN: 978-1-907386-21-3
Price: £10.99

Format: Paperback
Publication Date: June 2010
ISBN: 978-1-907386-20-6
Price: £7.99


“Was Harry’s lie any worse than my own? At least he

had lived. I, on the other hand, had committed

perhaps the worst crime of all. I had done nothing.”

When Leah Elisabeth Browne accompanies her mother to southern

France to visit her brother, Harry, she is unaware that the events and

people she encounters there will puncture forever the facade of her

staid suburban existence and the expose the many tragic follies

hidden behind the prim respectability she has always known.

Returning home to England, Leah enters upon a love affair in letters,

thus beginning a journey which will lead her to strip away all artifice

and teach her to examine what lies beneath the surface of those with

whom she has always lived. Her unsentimental

yet compassionate honesty revolutionises both her view of her

surroundings and her understanding of her own character

and capacity.

At once a mystery, a love story and a reflection on identity and the

folly of judging at face value, Common Places is a novel which

defies labels. In prose which echoes with cadences of John Donne,

Paul House unfolds a luminous tale of transcendent, intellectual love

amidst the frayed world of stifling convention in post-war Britain.

 

 

 

 


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Chapter 1