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ISBN: 0349117012
Author: Mary Hocking
Language: English
Publisher: Abacus Books (Sphere) (July 18, 1985)
Pages: 256
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.4
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Mary Hocking – who it seems is scandalously out of print – is a lovely sort of mash up of Elizabeth Taylor and Barbara Pym, also her books seem reasonably easy to get hold of second hand -phew!

In a world of tradition change is always greeted with suspicion  . Mary Hocking – who it seems is scandalously out of print – is a lovely sort of mash up of Elizabeth Taylor and Barbara Pym, also her books seem reasonably easy to get hold of second hand -phew! Why someone like Persephone or Virago aren’t rushing to re-iss Mary Hocking has been a recent discovery for many of us over on the Librarything Virago group. I read A Particular place a couple of months ago, and knew immediately I wanted to read all her books. How delicious it is to discover a new author.

Good Daughters (Fairley Family Book 1. Good Daughters (Paperback). Published 1985 by Abacus Books. Paperback, 248 pages.

Good Daughters (Fairley Family Book 1). Published February 25th 2016 by Bello. Author(s): Mary Hocking. ISBN: 0349117012 (ISBN13: 9780349117010).

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As she prepared breakfast she sang ‘Bonny Mary of Argyll’ in a manner more robust than the words would support. Her thick brown hair was drawn into a knot at the nape of her neck, a style well suited to one who had little inclination and less time for the fashionable.

Good Daughters by Mary Hocking; (5 ) This, the first volume of Hocking's trilogy spans both the years of. .The book was a success and enabled Mary to relinquish her full time occupation to devote her time to writing.

Good Daughters by Mary Hocking; (5 ) This, the first volume of Hocking's trilogy spans both the years of wartime and the lives of one London family. The Fairley daughters are growing up in the. Even so, when she came to her beloved Lewes in 1961, she still took a part-time appointment, as a secretary, with the East Sussex Educational Psychology department.

Mary Hocking brings good humour and sympathy to her depiction of the Fairley sisters growing up in their close-knit West London neighbourhood before, during and after the war. Here, in the first novel of a trilogy, the girls are sheltered in a world whose traditions of hard work and frugality are upheld by their Methodist father, Stanley, and their strong, quiet mother, Judith. But, as love comes to Louise and adventures tempt Alice and her friend, unease lurks and terrible rumours travel from Germany - auguries of the catastrophe to come.

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Good Daughters is the first book in Mary Hocking’s Fairley family trilogy – I have the next two waiting to be read. Mary Hocking re-creates family life at this crucial changing time in England’s history faithfully and realistically, there is a fantastic sense of time and place, lots of good period detail. The novel opens in 1933, the world is on the brink of great change, and so is the Fairley family. Sisters: Louise, Alice and Claire live in a traditional family home ina suburban street with their parents. Stanley Fairley is the headmaster of a boys school and a Methodist lay preacher.

What's so special about a son? Why doesn't she care about her daughters?' Mary Hocking brings good humour and sympathy. Mary Hocking brings good humour and sympathy to her depiction of the Fairley sisters growing up in their close-knit West London neighbourhood before, during and after the war. Here, in the first novel of a trilogy, the girls are sheltered in a world whose traditions of hard work and frugality are upheld by their Methodist father, Stanley, and their strong quiet mother, Judith.

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