The Sweetest Dream by Doris Lessing
The Sweetest Dream
by Doris Lessing
HarperCollins, Flamingo, 2001, ISBN 0007130198, large format paperback
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, minor markings and indentations to fore-edges, minor creasing, a little age-toning (see photographs)
"This story of a family, spanning most of the twentieth century, has its fulcrum in the Sixties, that contradictory and embattled decade about which argument becomes louder everyday. the young of that time, bursting old bonds and demanding freedom, were seen by some of their elders not at all as they saw themselves, as romantic idealists, but as deeply damaged people. Old Julia, the clan's matriarch, knows why. 'You can't have two dreadful wars and then say "That's it, and now everything will go back to normal." they're screwed up, our children, they are children of war."