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They Came Like Swallows


Elizabeth Morison is an ordinary woman. Yet to eight-year-old Bunny, his mother is the centre of his universe. To his older brother, Robert, she is ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

A Great Find

by Heyheyheywotisay on Mar 25, 2010

Beautifully understated. Wonderfully sparse prose. No wasted words. Plenty of space for you to climb in and experience the atmosphere. Never before has a story from the perspective of a child been told better. My Grandfather was the only survivor of a family of seven when the flu pandemic of 1918 ... More


An understated gem

by cokycola on Dec 24, 2009

William Maxwell's work has long been recognized for its clarity and grace, even if his reputation has been less than that of more popular authors on the world stage. His books are introspective and normally quiet pieces, filled with a deep understanding of human nature and a sure eye for detail. This ... More

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