CHARLOTTE BINGHAM The Wind Off the Sea

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The Wind Off the Sea

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It is 1947, the worst winter in England since records began, and even the sea is frozen. For the women living in the little fishing port of Bexham, the chronic lack of everything from fuel to food has left them reeling. When Waldo Astley, a handsome young American, drives through thick Sussex snow into the village in his large Buick, he finds Bexham filled not only with grumbling residents, but with frustrated wives and mothers, forced back behind their stoves after celebrating the victory for which they fought so hard on the home front.

But Waldo is no ordinary character, and while he has come to Bexham on a personal mission, his effect on all the residents is truly electrifying. For Judy, whose marriage to Walter has been badly affected by long years of separation; for Rusty, whose miscarriage has been mind-shattering; for Mathilda, whose single motherhood has put her eligibility in jeopardy; and for Meggie, still not recovered from her ordeal as a secret agent. For all these women, Waldo Astley is not just a breath of fresh air--but the wind off the sea.

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About the Author:

Charlotte Bingham is a bestselling women's fiction writer in the UK. She has written comedy and drama series, films and plays with her husband, the actor and playwright Terence Brady. Her bestsellers include Distant Music, Summertime, and The Season.

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In the sequel to The Chestnut Tree (2003), Bingham continues the story of a quartet of British women. It's now two years after the end of World War II, and Judy, Meggie, Mattie, and Rusty are living off rations, enduring a severe winter, and suffering the aftereffects of the war. Judy's husband has returned but her marriage is not what she has imagined it would be. Afflicted with ennui, Meggie wanders alone through her huge house. Mattie, a single mother, faces the silent condemnation of the village, and Rusty is deeply depressed after a miscarriage. Into this morass of sadness comes Waldo Astley, a rich, handsome American, who becomes the talk of the village. Once again, Bingham juxtaposes male expectations of women with the new expectations women have for themselves, but the sequel is not as stratifying, or as satisfying, as the original. Yet Bingham does craft wonderful characters, and places them in fully detailed settings to create a historical novel that honors the strength of women. Neal Wyatt
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