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The Happy Prisoner #2020

The Happy Prisoner It is the end of WW II and the household of Mrs North a well to do widow with a country cottage is very busy War circumstances brought both of her daughters home loud but good hearted tomboy Violet

  • Title: The Happy Prisoner
  • Author: Monica Dickens
  • ISBN: 9780434192052
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Happy Prisoner By Monica Dickens, It is the end of WW II and the household of Mrs North, a well to do widow with a country cottage, is very busy War circumstances brought both of her daughters home loud but good hearted tomboy, Violet, and highly strung and over sensitive Heather with her two small children Mrs North is also taking care of her young niece, Evelyn, a lively child who loves to play on tIt is the end of WW II and the household of Mrs North, a well to do widow with a country cottage, is very busy War circumstances brought both of her daughters home loud but good hearted tomboy, Violet, and highly strung and over sensitive Heather with her two small children Mrs North is also taking care of her young niece, Evelyn, a lively child who loves to play on the local farm and has a great passion for animals But at the center of all this is Oliver, Mrs North s only son who lost his leg during the war service abroad.Recovering from his injuries, bed ridden Oliver has nothing better to do but observe the busy lives of the people around him Treated as a hero and a confidant by all the women in his family, Oliver begins to enjoy his new role as a self proclaimed counselor Due to his advice, Violet, an independent spinster, unexpectedly accepts the marriage proposal from a local farmer Her wedding is a success and Violet finds a new happiness in her marriage, but soon Oliver s meddling in his family affairs goes too far Will his risky instructions save or ruin Heather s marriage, which is at the brink of crisis, when her husband comes back from Australia after a few years of separation Will Oliver learn to accept his new circumstances Will he finally face to the reality and start to rebuild his own life In this compendium plot, Monica Dickens, with her typical attention to detail, humor and talent for creating vivid characters, explores complicated life stories of the close knit family and their friends at the end of the war The Happy Prisoner was first published in 1946.

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    1. The Happy Prisoner is a pleasant, slice of life story about a WW2 soldier who has lost a leg and is recovering at home Very much character driven, the novel is just as much about the family and friends who move about him as it is about Oliver himself I found it engaging and enjoyable, and even though I had to read this in small snippets over a week or two, I always enjoyed the thought of picking it up again.I ll definitely be trying this author s other works.

    2. Monica Dickens died in 1992 at the age of 77 She is probably not as much read as she once was, but she still has her admirers, and her work was praised by such heavyweights as J.B Priestley, Rebecca West, A.S Byatt and John Betjeman The Happy Prisoner, published in 1946, was one of her most successful books it s far from forgotten, and has now been made available for Kindle.It begins on an autumn night at the end of the Second World War A moth flies in through the ground floor window of an old m [...]

    3. 3 stars I enjoyed this look at a family dealing with life s problems, large and small, just after World War II It is told through the voice of Oliver North, a veteran who has come home from war without one leg and a weak heart His room becomes the center of the home for everyone else He gets to see their lives and give advice from the viewpoint of one who does not really participate in it I liked that Oliver was not the self pitying type He had times of depression that could last for days, but h [...]

    4. Story of a bed ridden British World War II veteran recovering in his childhood home Not what is sounds like Very funny due to a collection of eccentric friends and family members.

    5. Setting Enlish country life Bedridden veteran, revalidating from leg amputationpositive A pleasent read Nice descriptions of charactersnegative slow read Vi s wedding takes too much pages The long expected romance takes a bit too long to develop, and when it s there, the story suddenly ends.

    6. Maybe a 3.75 I was delighted to find that Bloomsbury has released a number of ebooks of out of print books from the mid 20th century and to be able to buy this one on sale The author cleverly used the voice of a bed ridden WWII soldier to describe his colorful family and eventually to become the go to advisor for all of their problems.

    7. Nowhere near as interesting as One pair of hands or One pair of feet this was a look at upper middle class life just after WW2 quite historical Dickens writes in a very easy way with good characterisation, so that although the plot was a little weak it was nonetheless charming.

    8. An enjoyable story set at the end of WW2 about the recovery of a wounded vet He is the prisoner and his prison is his bed.There were a few issues with typos that kept me from giving it 4 stars He is at home and the characters in his family are humorous.

    9. Niet mijn lievelingsboek van Monica Dickens Hoofdpersoon Oliver ligt op bed en wordt verpleegd, omdat hij in de oorlog WOII zijn been verloren heeft Om hem heen gebeurt van alles, en door zijn ogen zien we de ontwikkelingen van verschillende familieleden Tja Dickens kan goed schrijven, maar dat is in dit geval voor mij niet genoeg

    10. I love this book I read it first as a teenager and, over twenty years later, I ve enjoyed re reading it I got different things from it this time which is no surprise But some things were the same, like the humour in the story.

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