Jezebel

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Elpe

Jezebel

In the MoS magazine yesterday there was an interesting review of The Prostrate Years and next to it a review of 'Jezebel' by Irene Nemirovsky who wrote 'Suite Française' - a book I really enjoyed. Just wondered if anyone has read Jezebel?

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Chazza

Jezebel

Rather than just Google it I wondered whether you'd give us a quick summary or perhaps a review.

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Elpe

Jezebel -

Well, Chazza, I've not read the book but this is what the review says.
"The posthumous publication of Suite Française in 2004 established Irene Nemirovsky as one of the 20th Century's most remarkable writers and prompted an explosion of interest in a body of work that has been all but forgotten since the Second World War.
First published in this country in 1937, Jezebel tells the story of an ageing society beauty who will stop at nothing, murder included, to cling to the illusion of youth. Fast paced and highly dramatic, it offers a fascinating glimpse into an inter-war world of privilege, wealth and Darwinian social combat.
What gives it a special flavour is the knowledge that the character of the fantastically egotistical Gladys Eysenach was in part inspired by Nemirovsky's own mother."

The MoS reviewer, Simon Shaw, rated it four stars out of five. It's on my list!

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Chazza

Jezebel

I misunderstood, thought you had read it, but thank you for the review, it sound fascinating. Well named.

 
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