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There Were No Windows

E glamorous woman living in Kensington during the Blitz who is now losing her memory the novel's three 'acts' describe with insight humour and compassion what happens to 'Claire Temple' in her last months 'A uite extraordinary book' w. A fantastic book written during war time Something that we all can relate to with an elderly parent humorous yet very moving terribly sad ending

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As the verdict of Cressida Connolly in the Spectator 'unflinchingly blackly funny brilliantly observed and terrifying' And because Claire Temple is an unrepentant snob 'the novel gives a sly account of the end of an entire way of life. I was sent this in return for an honest review witch will soon be filmed and put on my channel

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This 1944 novel is about memory loss and is the only book we know of apart from Iris about Iris Murdoch and arguably There Were No Windows is wittier and profound on this subject Based on the last years of the writer Violet Hunt a onc. I wrote about this book here


About the Author: Norah Hoult

Norah ‘Ella’ Hoult was born in Dublin in 1898 Her mother Margaret O’Shaughnessy was a spirited Irish Catholic girl who eloped with a Protestant English architect named Powis Hoult when she was 21 After Norah and her brother were orphaned they were sent to live with their father’s relations in England where they went to school Norah Hoult was a journalist for the Sheffield Daily Telegraph and



10 thoughts on “There Were No Windows

  1. says:

    First published in 1944 this is the poignant story of Claire Temple former novelist nearing 80 years old who is rapidly losing her memory a character based on the writer Violet Hunt In this novel Claire is often

  2. says:

    There is an appealing dark humour in this that I didn’t expect Clare is such a snob and her repetition of tasteless uestions is kind of funny I think the war setting heightens the sense of claustrophobia of the house and the women in it it’s well written and has aged well society still doesn’t know what

  3. says:

    I wrote about this book here

  4. says:

    The portrayal of the memory loss is brilliant trust me The moralistic summing up of Doctor Fairfax I found a little troubling if that were the voice of the author but given that each of the characters are inhabited so nonjudgmentally otherwise and each foible and frailty is so tenderly rendered I suspect that the Fairfax coda is just the sort of thing a doctor would say The evanescent interactions between the few charact

  5. says:

    A fantastic book written during war time Something that we all can relate to with an elderly parent humorous yet very moving terribly sad ending

  6. says:

    Such a phenomenal book Extraordinarily written and wonderfully engaging Finished it within a week

  7. says:

    I was sent this in return for an honest review witch will soon be filmed and put on my channel

  8. says:

    This is a really good book but can also be uite upsetting if you know someone going through dementia

  9. says:

    Brilliant portrayal of memory loss written when the word dementia was barely known The way the innate character traits are magnified in those with dementia is brilliantly done with Claire's snobbery her obsession with men her nastiness to her less socially adept friends and her fickleness all shown in Technicolor now that

  10. says:

    Such a sad book beautifully written about an upper class elderly lady who was use to being the centre of attention and her gradual mental decline Sad because she realises at times that she has acted rudely or inappropriately but can’t uite remember what she said or didShe is looked after by two women her Irish maidcook and a paid companion The story is told through the three different women and can be disturb

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