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The Heat of the Day In The Heat Of The Day , Elizabeth Bowen Brilliantly Recreates The Tense And Dangerous Atmosphere Of London During The Bombing Raids Of World War II.Many People Have Fled The City, And Those Who Stayed Behind Find Themselves Thrown Together In An Odd Intimacy Born Of Crisis Stella Rodney Is One Of Those Who Chose To Stay But For Her, The Sense Of Impending Catastrophe Becomes Acutely Personal When She Discovers That Her Lover, Robert, Is Suspected Of Selling Secrets To The Enemy, And That The Man Who Is Following Him Wants Stella Herself As The Price Of His Silence Caught Between These Two Men, Not Sure Whom To Believe, Stella Finds Her World Crumbling As She Learns How Little We Can Truly Know Of Those Around Us.

[PDF / Epub] ☉ The Heat of the Day  By Elizabeth Bowen – Viagraonl1ne.us
  • Paperback
  • 372 pages
  • The Heat of the Day
  • Elizabeth Bowen
  • English
  • 05 March 2018
  • 0385721285

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  1. says:

    Overhead, an enemy plane had been dragging, drumming slowly round in the pool of night, drawing up bursts of gunfire nosing, pausing, turning, fascinated to the point for its intent The barrage banged, coughed, retched in here the lights in the mirrors rocked Now down a shaft of anticipating silence the bomb swung whistling With the shock of detonation, still to be heard, four walls of in here yawped in then bellied out bottles danced on glass a distortion ran through the view The deton Overhead, an enemy plane had been dragging, drumming slowly round in the pool of night, drawing up bursts of gunfire nosing, pausing, turning, fascinated to the point for its intent The barrage banged, coughed, retched in here the lights in the mirrors rocked Now down a shaft of anticipating silence the bomb swung whistling With the shock of detonation, still to be heard, four walls of in here yawped in then bellied out bottles danced on glass a distortion ran through the view The detonation dulled off into the cataracting roar of a split building direct hit,somewhere else This novel is set against the backdrop of the very tail end of the London Blitz There are still explosions, but the inhabitants of London havepressing concerns dealing with the rubble that has steadily accumulated Stella Rodney, like most women with husbands in the war, has been displaced to a smaller apartment None of the possessions that fills the rooms are hers Her husband Victor, after leaving her for a nurse, promptl...


  2. says:

    They were the creatures of history, whose coming together was of a nature possible in no other day the day was inherent in the nature This novel reads like a riddle What am I Am I a spy thriller Am I historical fiction Am I a love story A character study An experimental mix of all those things As a plot, I suspected I wouldn t like it, and I was wrong A two faced spy in wartime London, working for the enemy Nazi Germany How could I possibly find anything likable in his character, They were the creatures of history, whose coming together was of a nature possible in no other day the day was inherent in the nature This novel reads like a riddle What am I Am I a spy thriller Am I historical fiction Am I a love story A character study An experimental mix of all those things As a plot, I suspected I wouldn t like it, and I was wrong A two faced spy in wartime London, working for ...


  3. says:

    Out of mists of morning charred by the smoke from ruins each day rose to a height of unmisty glitter between the last of sunset and first note of the siren the darkening glassy tenseness of evening was drawn fine From the moment of waking you tasted the sweet autumn not less because of an acridity on the tongue and nostrils and as the singed dust settled and smoke diluted you feltandcalled upon to observe the daytime as a pure and curious holiday from fear Ostensibly The Heat of Out of mists of morning charred by the smoke from ruins each day rose to a height of unmisty glitter between the last of sunset and first note of the si...


  4. says:

    TotalityI first read and reviewed Elizabeth Bowen s novel of the Second World War in 2007, and did not especially like it A few days ago, however, I finished The Love charm of Bombs, Lara Feigel s study of five novelists in the London Blitz, and was struck by how all her best quotations seemed to come from Bowen Looking back at the novel now, I see that Feigel might as well not have bothered writing her book the first eight pages of Bowen s fifth chapter saysabout war, death, and love t TotalityI first read and reviewed Elizabeth Bowen s novel of the Second World War in 2007, and did not especially like it A few days ago, however, I finished The Love charm of Bombs, Lara Feigel s study of five novelists in the London Blitz, and was struck by how all her best quotations seemed to come from Bowen Looking back at the novel now, I see that Feigel might as well not have bothered writing her book the first eight pages of Bowen s fifth chapter saysabout war, death, and love than a hundred in the Feigel It is not just her physical descriptions of bomb torn London that are superb From the moment of waking you tasted the sweet autumn not less because of an acridity on the tongue and nostrils , but her psychology, whether talking about the dead Most of all the dead, from mortuaries, from under cataracts of rubble, made their anonymous prese...


  5. says:

    Bowen plunges us into the midst of intrigue, suspicion, awkward and uncomfortable relationships and conversations, furtiveness, as she reveals London in 1942, people dislocated by the war, mystery abounding, suggestions of espionage and the tensions of unwelcome demands and divided loyalties Her descriptions of place and ambiance are acute, and her psychological insights and portrayals are subtle, emotions washing across personalities like ripples over water, nuanced and fascinating.By the end Bowen plunges us into the midst of intrigue, suspicion, awkward and uncomfortable relationships and conversations, furtiveness, as she reveals London in 1942, people dislocated by the war, mystery abounding, suggestions of espionage and the tensions of unwelcome demands and divided loyalties Her descriptions of place and ambiance are acute, and her psychological insights and portrayals are subtle, emotions washing across personalities like ripples over water, nuanced and fascinating.By the end of the first third of the book, Stella and Robert are coming into focus,as perso...


  6. says:

    This book had the potential to be a 4 star read for me, yet I found the writing SO laborious and detailed, that I was wavering between 2 and 3 stars To be totally honest, 2 stars won out.That said, the premise of the story is wonderful on many layers We have love, loss, intense wartime drama set in London in the 1940 s, mystery, intrigue, espionage, and about a dozen very interesting and different characters The beginning pages grabbed me immediately as the author wrote of an outdoor concert This book had the potential to be a 4 star read for me, yet I found the writing SO laborious and detailed, that I was wavering between 2 and 3 stars To be totally honest, 2 stars won out.That said, the premise of the story is wonderful on many layers We have love, loss, intense wartime drama set in London in the 1940 s, mystery, intrigue, espionage, and about a dozen very interesting and different characters The beginning pages grabbed me immediately as the author wrote of an outdoor concert with a Viennese orchestra playing We first meet a mysterious character, Harrison, and a fun loving woman named Louie Harrison is very preoccupied as he s set to ...


  7. says:

    Wartime London, hints of espionage and with lots of references to spirits and ghosts, albeit most often in a metaphorical sense Buildings are also very significant Stella s flat which she changes when her life changes , Wistaria Lodge odd care home , Mount Morris Irish inhe...


  8. says:

    I haven t read that book which says in its very title that men are from Mars and women are from Venus From somewhere, however, I had learned its basic premise that the differences between men and women are so vast that it would seem that they are creatures from different planets.I am a married man and it is not infrequent that my wife would, say, raise a howl of violent exasperation about something I did which I find completely normal and ordinary On the other hand, I never cease to wonder ho I haven t read that book which says in its very title that men are from Mars and women are from Venus From somewhere, however, I had learned its basic premise that the differences between men and women are so vast that it would seem that they are creatures from different planets.I am a married man and it is not infrequent that my wife would, say, raise a howl of violent exasperation about something I did which I find completely normal and ordinary On the other hand, I never cease to wonder how she, after talking with or meeting someone, would have an inexplicable change of mood for something which, on the surface of the previous conversation or meeting, simply doesn t deserve any such reaction If the premise is true that men and women are from different planets, I imagine women with antennae like cockroaches, going hither a...


  9. says:

    An exhausting psychological thriller I think I still love Elizabeth Bowen I did love the descriptions in this book, again, but I wish I had liked Stella a little bitScenes with Ernestine and Muttikins hilariously sad Think I need a break after 3 Bowensor less in a row, but I ll go back.


  10. says:

    I found this a difficult but engrossing book I read in snatched dribs and drabs throughout the day, and it was so hard to dip into and then out of the book that I ended up reading it only at night, when I could sink deeply into it The story of a love affair in London during World War II, Bowen s narrative is full of slow, contemplative passages rich with sensuous, vivid detail about the world about us, touching on all the senses, like this passage from the first chapter In this state, drugged I found this a difficult but engrossing book I read in snatched dribs and drabs throughout the day, and it was so hard to dip into and then out of the book that I ended up reading it only at night, when I could sink deeply into it The story of a love affair in London during World War II, Bowen s narrative is full of slow, contemplative passages rich with sensuous, vivid detail about the world about us, touching on all the senses, like this passage from the first chapter In this state, drugged by the rainy dusk, she almost always returned with sensual closeness to seaside childhood onceshe felt her heels in the pudding softness of the hot tarred esplanade or her bare arm up to the elbow in rain wet tamarisk She smelt the shingle and heard it being sucked by the sea It s gorgeous stuff, but definitely a challenge to get into, though deeply rewarding I particularly loved t...

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