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The husband's story

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T mattered to his wife Beryl a social climber mistress of their house with it's garden gnomes wall to wall carpet and it's fridge filled with Cornish pasties When Stanley's photographic study of 'Hoarfrost on Wimbledon Common' wins the Admiralty Division Photographic C. Poor Stan the brow beaten unambitious civic servant just wants to get through his uneventful days so he can pursue his love of photography Unfortunately his high flying wife Beryl lives beyond their means and despises her husband for his failure to provide for her needs When Stand is denied his expected work promotion in the Admiralty his uiet live starts to fall apart There is a chink of light when he is offered a lucrative photo project presented by sympathetic dynamic people and things start to improve Just when a well deserved holiday is going well and Beryl is thinking less about her affair with Cliff things start to get complicated when Stan's conscience starts to get the better of him My Prince of their house with it's garden gnomes wall to wall carpet and it's fridge filled with Cornish pasties When Stanley's photographic study Ike of 'Hoarfrost Haunted on Wimbledon Common' wins the Admiralty Division Photographic C. Poor Stan the brow beaten unambitious civic servant just wants to get through his uneventful days so he can pursue his love Flower In The Palace of photography Unfortunately his high flying wife Beryl lives beyond their means and despises her husband for his failure to provide for her needs When Stand is denied his expected work promotion in the Admiralty his uiet live starts to fall apart There is a chink Star-Spider Speaks of light when he is The Jacobins Daughter offered a lucrative photo project presented by sympathetic dynamic people and things start to improve Just when a well deserved holiday is going well and Beryl is thinking less about her affair with Cliff things start to get complicated when Stan's conscience starts to get the better Mermen (The Mermen Trilogy, of him

characters ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Norman Collins

Ompetition on the eve of his expected promotion never has the future looked brighter so how then did he end up in the dock of No 1 Court at the Old Bailey Why was the sentence such a savage one What part did Mr Cheevers crime reporter of the Sunday Sun play in all this. A very good book the preface gives away the denouement the book is then a flashback to show how we arrived there Although a sad story there is much humour of an 'Abigail's Party' type with a touch of 'Carry on' films thrown in The wife Beryl is a dreadful woman and Stan is the little man who get's in out of his depth

Norman Collins ↠ 8 Free read

A novel full of high comedy and suspense of Stanley Pitts a filing clerk in the Admiralty a small man in stature ambition and cahievement devoted to his hobby of photography and whose latest failure with the Civil Servive Selection Board did not matter to him However i. Wow A HIGHLY recommended book The flyleaf says In The Husband's Story Norman Collins has painted a sometimes painful and always painstakingly realistic picture of the insidious powers of greed and the misery of ordinariness He creates true drama out of dailiness and recognizes the inexorable attraction that the opportunity for recognition the chance to emerge from obscurity can have for even the most respectable of menThe Goodreads description suggests there is some comedy in this book I certainly didn't find any However the suspense throughout this rather sad story is unrelenting I would have read this book in one sitting if it had been possible The book was published in 1978 and takes place in the fictional London suburb of Crocketts Green The setting is presumably mid to late 70's The book is an amazing character study of an unambitious man satisfied with his low level civil service job at the Admiralty and who loves his photography hobby His wife Beryl wants him to get on in the civil service and meanwhile lives beyond their means She gives no thought whatsoever to finding herself a hobby or outside interest preferring instead to coddle and over protect their daughter Marleen who is in her very early teens Stan on the other hand gives the highest possible priority to pleasing his wife and providing for Marleen's expensive hobbies One has to feel very sorry indeed for Stan and you will want to slap Beryl silly Truly we care about Stan who just wants to live a simple life and has married the wrong woman While it is a sad book it is not maudlin It is a wonderful character study written from both Stan and Beryl's points of view with the expressions and tones each would use if we were to hear them speak aloud and I will probably read this book again some day

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