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  1. says:

    Mary Wesley is another of those subtle and perverse British writers who find the drama and dysfunction in small middle class communities Her characters are passionate and often thwarted but it all plays out in an elegant and understa

  2. says:

    A really strange book great gaps in the plot a lot of false leads and characters that drifted in and out Scenes that did not resonate with the structure is there one? of the narrative I've never been a fan of Mary Wesley and I'm afraid I neve

  3. says:

    Typical Mary Wesley acerbic sparse pacey storyline This one centred around a troublesome wife Margaret who lives most her life in bed; her long suffering husband Henry who has a web of secrets and a growing number of secrets as the

  4. says:

    Aside from the typo I found and the numerous punctuation errors my main problem with this book was that the aut

  5. says:

    A country house farce or comedy or tragicomedy with Shakespearean comedy undertones and a possible influence on Barbara Trapido From one angle it's preoccupied to an eyewatering and barely credible degree with the sex lives

  6. says:

    This was my introduction to Mary Wesley I liked this book very much and I intend to read Wesley's other books A Dubious Legacy kept my interest my attention and was responsible for the discreet smile I presented throughout

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    The dubious legacy of this novel involves a bizarre deathbed reuest and a monstrous marriage that can never be repaired For reasons that are never made clear Henry Tillotson and his wife Margaret choose to stay married to the bitter end Set in England’s West County Henry’s visitors are not unduly disturbed by the overt nastiness pathological lying and vicious jibes of Henry’s wife Even a cruel and ugly scene invo

  8. says:

    I really enjoy Mary Wesley's entertaining way of writing such naughty things happen in her books And she alludes to them subtly it's not all in your face faithlessness and so on The bride Henry brings home is just too awful for words I like that the author doesn't diagnose her she describes her mad behaviour without judging or justifying I must say Henry is in the most awful predicament but he manages his life uite well I don't know why

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    Henry brought his new bride Margaret to Cotteshaw in 1944 On the threshold she blackened his eye and went straight to bed where she remained for the rest of her life except for time out for nasty deeds to Henry the dogs the

  10. says:

    I thoroughly enjoy Mary Wesley’s writing Her characters are flawed sometimes their lives can seem a terrible mess yet beauty and meaning still emerges and is perhaps appreciated because it cannot be taken for granted

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A Dubious Legacy

Mained for the rest of her life Two young couples become regular if uneasy houseguests over the years listening and specu. Aside from the typo I found and the numerous punctuation errors my main problem with this book was that the author dragged too many characters into it And some of them seemed interchangeable and so I couldn t keep them straight Mainly the two young couples Barbara James and Antonia MatthewI know it s bad and dumb but I couldn t keep them straight They were all so similar and boring and stereotypical that they didn t stand out Not one had an interesting character flaw that made them stand out and then spoiler alert when they all did the same things it was additionally boring and convolutedSo we are to believe that two young women best friends get asked by their boyfriends who are also very good friends to drive out to a country farm where surprise they BOTH get engaged on pretty much the same nightAnd not only that spoiler alert They end up marrying these lunkheads complaining about them and immediately both getting pregnant by them and SURPRISE then they re ALL back at the farm during a visit and BOTH women go into labor at the same time And they get beds in the hospital side by side It s ludicrous and stupidI admit there are the few moments that are slightly interesting and funny but overall it s pretty unbelievable in a big way I know it s just a story but it seems like the author just slapped together all of the witty and bitchy things she d ever heard people say and threw everything in a pot and wrote a bookI will give her this I DID want to know what the hell happens at the end and so I read the entire thing I am not sure I would recommend this book to anyone but it is an easy read except for trying to remember which young couple are arguing I really struggled to keep them apart and mostly plowed through the book not caring just so that I could finish the damned thing Yes I said it Sigh Sweet for Her (Sweet Curves if uneasy houseguests over the years listening and specu. Aside from the typo I found and the numerous punctuation errors my main problem with this book was that the author dragged too many characters The Purpose-Guided Universe into The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion it And some of them seemed The Academy interchangeable and so I couldn t keep them straight Mainly the two young couples Barbara James and Antonia MatthewI know Full Dark, No Stars it s bad and dumb but I couldn t keep them straight They were all so similar and boring and stereotypical that they didn t stand out Not one had an If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, interesting character flaw that made them stand out and then spoiler alert when they all did the same things 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida it was additionally boring and convolutedSo we are to believe that two young women best friends get asked by their boyfriends who are also very good friends to drive out to a country farm where surprise they BOTH get engaged on pretty much the same nightAnd not only that spoiler alert They end up marrying these lunkheads complaining about them and La ética de la crueldad immediately both getting pregnant by them and SURPRISE then they re ALL back at the farm during a visit and BOTH women go 3052 into labor at the same time And they get beds Mercator interesting and funny but overall Pasos perdidos en Granada it s pretty unbelievable Suffering and no suffering in a big way I know Can We Live 150 Years? it s just a story but The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears it seems like the author just slapped together all of the witty and bitchy things she d ever heard people say and threw everything Robs Shiny Dumptruck in a pot and wrote a bookI will give her this I DID want to know what the hell happens at the end and so I read the entire thing I am not sure I would recommend this book to anyone but Business English it Mama Glow it Sigh

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Lating until finally piecing together the rumours and the mystery they find themselves tangled in the web of Henry’s li. The dubious legacy of this novel involves a bizarre deathbed reuest and a monstrous marriage that can never be repaired For reasons that are never made clear Henry Tillotson and his wife Margaret choose to stay married to the bitter end Set in England s West County Henry s visitors are not unduly disturbed by the overt nastiness pathological lying and vicious jibes of Henry s wife Even a cruel and ugly scene involving a hapless cockatoo fails to draw attention to the innate madness of Margaret She is not an invalid And the fact that she rarely bothers getting out of her bed is accepted by most of the visitors who come into contact with herWesley s story has pace and her tone is essentially comic Her characters are very lively and up to all manner of subterfuge and deception

Summary ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Mary Wesley

On the threshold of their new life together Margaret gave Henry a black eye and went straight to bed where she or less re. Mary Wesley is another of those subtle and perverse British writers who find the drama and dysfunction in small middle class communities Her characters are passionate and often thwarted but it all plays out in an elegant and understated manner

  • Paperback
  • 320
  • A Dubious Legacy
  • Mary Wesley
  • English
  • 14 July 2017
  • 9780552994958