Green, Henry Living

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Living

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A novel about working-class factory life in Birmingham. Lily Gates keeps house for her widowed father, her timid suitor, Jim, and the patriarch, Craighan, whose house it is. The household slides into disarray as Lily, tempted by the possibility of a more romantic life, elopes with a bolder suitor.

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""Loving" stands, together with "Living," as the masterpiece of this disciplined, poetic and grimly realistic, witty and melancholy, amorous and austere voluptuary--comic, richly entertaining--haunting and poetic--writer." - "TLS" "Green's works live with ever-brightening intensity--it's like dancing with Nijinsky or Astaire, who lead you effortlessly on." - "The Wall Street Journal" "Green's novels-- have become, with time, photographs of a vanished England--Green's human qualities - his love of work and laughter; his absolute empathy; his sense of splendour amid loss - make him a precious witness to any age." - John Updike "Green's books are solid and glittering as gems." - Anthony Burgess

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"Heartbreaking, funny and written with such luminous prose - he's the most brilliant, and neglected, of English writers"

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