Edmund has escaped from his family into a lonely life. Returning for his mother's funeral he finds himself involved in the old, awful problems, together with some new ones. One by one his relatives reveal their secrets to a reluctant Edmund: illicit affairs, hidden passions, shameful scandals. And the heart of all, there is, as always, the family's loyal servant, the Italian girl.
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Edmund has escaped from his family into a lonely life. Returning for his mother's funeral he rediscovers the eternal family servant, the ever-changing Italian girl, who was always "a second mother."From the Back Cover:
"Iris Murdoch can tell a story, delineate a character, catch an atmosphere with deadly accuracy." --John Betjeman
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Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801400255901.0
Book Description Penguin Books, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140025596