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By John Bowen

First released in 1959 The Centre of the Green is John Bowen's 3rd novel. the tale centres round the Baker family members: the daddy Justin is a retired Colonel; the mummy, Teresa, is over-possessive and refuses to confess that her sons have grown-up; the sons Julian and Charles - one is a married ads copywriter with a penchant for extra-marital affairs whereas the opposite is withdrawn and suicidal, desperately searching for human touch within the significant anonymity of London.

It is Julian's involvement with a seventeen-year-old woman that sparks the chain of occasions that at last encompasses the total relations. The scene shifts among Devonshire, London and Majorca as every one family member searches for a solution to the deadlock into which they've got drifted and fight to regain the kinfolk ties that they as soon as had.

A sophisticated, clever and compassionate novel The Centre of the Green was once recommended via the Observer for its 'admirable vitality', whereas the Spectator defined it as 'a sequence of expertly controlled shocks'.

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