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by Salley Vickers

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ISBN: 0312423802
Author: Salley Vickers
Language: English
Publisher: Picador; First edition (January 1, 2005)
Pages: 368
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 775
Size Fb2: 1869 kb
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Mr Golightly's Holiday book.

Mr Golightly's Holiday book. Another book that had me bamboozled until the last few pages, Mr. Golightly’s Holiday by Salley Vickers, is a novel about a nondescript middle-aged writer who takes a holiday in a small English village, ostensibly to work on a re-write of a blockbuster he wrote years before. The clues to his real identity are evident early on but I, of course, was clueless.

Mr Golightly's Holiday: A Novel. 1. holiday: a period in which a break is taken from work or studies for rest, travel, or recreation. Many years ago, Mr. Golightly wrote a work of dramatic fiction that grew to be an astonishing international bestseller. Mysterious, light of touch, witty, and profound, Mr Golightly's Holiday confirms Salley Vickers's reputation as a writer of "fiction that entertains even as it considers serious questions of sin and redemption, love and loss" (Francine Prose, People). Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Many years ago, Mr. But his reputation is on the decline and he finds himself badly out of touch with the modern world. He decides to take a holiday and comes to the historic village of Great Calne, hoping to use the opportunity to bring his great work up to date.

Mr Golightly’s Holiday. A novel from the best-selling author of ‘Miss Garnet's Angel’ and ‘Instances of the Number 3’. Many years ago Mr Golightly wrote a work of dramatic fiction that grew to be an international bestseller. But his reputation is on the decline and he finds himself out of touch with the modern world

Rosie’s grandparents, who lived all their lives within ten miles of the village, had married, at eighteen, in Widecombe’s church.

Rosie’s grandparents, who lived all their lives within ten miles of the village, had married, at eighteen, in Widecombe’s church eather and the skull of a weasel, the crimson velvet rose her grandma had stitched into her chemise for her grandad to find on their wedding night when he first undressed her. In memory of this she had planted, on their joined graves, a deep red rose, whose scent in summer brought to her mind Grandma’s favourite hymn, ‘Summer suns are glowing’.

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Salley Vickers (born 1948) is a British novelist whose works include Miss Garnet's Angel, Mr. Golightly's Holiday, The Other Side of You and Where Three Roads Meet. Golightly's Holiday, The Other Side of You and Where Three Roads Meet, a retelling of the Oedipus myth to Sigmund Freud in the last months of his life. She also writes poetry. Vickers was born in Liverpool. Her mother, Freddie, was a social worker and her father, . Vickers, a trades union leader, were both members of the British communist party until 1956. They then became committed socialists

But his reputation is on the decline and he finds himself out of touch with the modern world. He decides to take a holiday and comes to the ancient village of Great Calne, hoping to use the opportunity to bring his great work up to date

Helen Falconer on Salley Vickers' Mr Golightly's Holiday, a Jilly Cooper for the soul. Mr Golightly is indeed substantial and traditional. Vickers's previous two novels, the bestseller Miss Garnet's Angel and Instances of the Number 3, also bravely aired religious themes.

Helen Falconer on Salley Vickers' Mr Golightly's Holiday, a Jilly Cooper for the soul. More interestingly, he appears to be in the process of converting to the Christian faith. Yet style-wise, as aficionados may have spotted from the opening paragraph quoted above, Vickers writes a lot like Jilly Cooper.

Many years ago, Mr. Golightly wrote a work of dramatic fiction that grew to be an astonishing international bestseller. But his reputation is on the decline and he finds himself badly out of touch with the modern world. He decides to take a holiday and comes to the historic village of Great Calne, hoping to use the opportunity to bring his great work up to date. But he soon finds that events take over his plans and that the themes he has written on are being strangely replicated in the lives of the villagers around him. As he comes to know his neighbors better, Mr. Golightly begins to examine his attitude toward love and to ponder the terrible catastrophe of his only son's death -- so, too, we begin to learn the true and extraordinary identity of Mr. Golightly.

Comments:

Kiaile
I thought this book not up to the usual standard of Sally Vickers' other tales. It is, as usual, very well written with the usual religious overtones.

Mr. Golightly rents a cottage in a Devonshire village for a holiday. The various characters we meet in the village all have difficulties of some sort. Some hidden and some obvious. The book describes the different points of view and we gradually learn the effect the villagers have on each other.

Just by his presence and his demeanor, people seem to behave and feel better in Mr. Golightly's presence. However, after learning all about the village, I found the ending a bit disappointing. The reader has so many hopes for the villagers that I personally felt a bit let down with the anti-climactic ending.

As for Mr. Golightly, he leaves us all up in the air with merely suggestions of who he really is. I had the feeling that the author wrote this light novel for herself. I do recommend it but with reservations.
Damdyagab
I can't say I "got" most of the historical and philosophical references to the Old and New Testaments, even with a "Bible Dictionary" on hand. Still, Vickers's novel does not rely on the "religion" premise. Her writing is insightful without cudgeling the reader, intelligent but not pedantic, humorous and heartbreaking and compassionate, snappily contemporary yet unposturingly mature. I'm no doubt biased to her writing and her novels.

Describing the "plot" or "story" of "Mr. Golightly's Holiday" doesn't do the novel justice. As with any artwork, the indefinable affinity between the artist's world and the artist's audience, is what matters. If the reader does not feel affinity for Vickers's characters, then this novel is probably not a good match for the reader.

What an "unhelpful" review for a prospective reader! If it helps at all, I will say that "Mr. Golightly's Holiday" reminds me of J.K. Rowling's novel "The Casual Vacancy," which I also loved. Both novels encompass an enclosed world--a village/town--populated by very "real" characters; that is, people who can be petty, mean, manipulative, self-serving, and on and on, but at the core, people who are big-hearted, compassionate, wise, giving--just trying to do their best within their situations and limitations. People who are, often, just very sad, but manage to rise above their own concerns.
Antuiserum
A most intriguing book, written in Salley Vickers' usual beautiful way, carrying you along on an interesting story with endearing characters, but with an unusual twist that leaves you thinking "What?" Then "Why not?" And anyway enjoying the ride immensely.
Linn
A good read!
Tehn
The book didn't hold my interest. Several times I went back to it but the boom was very slow moving . Actually I didn't finish the book. The other book I read by sane author was enjoyable.
Dugor
An unusual book, with an ending that made me turn round and start all over again. Great characters and descriptions of English countryside that encourages a visit next holidays!
Porgisk
What a disappointment.
Having enjoyed other Salley Vickers, this just didn't get off the ground, found the whole story rather too contrived.
Lovely read

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