Company in the Evening by Ursula OrangeCompany in the Evening by Ursula Orange

Company in the Evening

byUrsula Orange

Paperback | March 20, 2017

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Of all the unhappiness my divorce has brought upon me, loneliness has never been in the least a part. Lack of company in the evening is to me an absolute luxury.

Thus does Vicky, a young divorcée in London with a small daughter to support, reassure herself.

But as the plucky courage of the early days of World War II gives way to the fatigue and deprivations of its middle, company in the evening is just what she gets. To the chagrin of her housekeeper, Vicky agrees to take in a pregnant, widowed sister-in-law (“Talking to her is like walking through a bog—squash, squash, squash—never, just never do you really crunch on to anything solid”). As she is adapting to this change and the tensions it creates, and dealing with an impossible client at work at a literary agency, she happens to meet ex-husband Raymond one night …

Told in a first-person confessional style ahead of its time, and featuring Ursula Orange’s trademark humour, Company in the Evening is a charming evocation of wartime life, snobbishness in many forms, and the difficulties of being a woman on her own.

“Delightfully entertaining … good portraits add considerably to its attractiveness. Light reading of the most enjoyable kind.” Sunday Times

“Brilliant portraiture. Crisp writing. Human understanding. Really excellent light reading.” Sunday Graphic

Ursula Marguerite Dorothea Orange was born in Simla in 1909, the daughter of the Director General of Education in India, Sir Hugh Orange. But when she was four the family returned to England. She was later 'finished' in Paris, and then went up to Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford in 1928. It was there that she and Tim Tindall met. They won a ...
Title:Company in the EveningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.51 inPublished:March 20, 2017Publisher:Dean Street PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1911579290

ISBN - 13:9781911579298