If you haven’t come across Elizabeth Jane Howard until now, you are in for a treat. The 20th century saga that follows the vast Cazalet family from their London houses to Home Place, their country pile in East Sussex, is pure escapism, and completely addictive.
Since The Light Years, the first book in the series which opened in 1938, the sprawling family – that consists of the Brig, the Duchy and their three sons, their wives, and their six children– has grown up and doubled in size. All Change starts in 1959 with the Duchy’s death; now the war is over the family is navigating murky waters in the shape of affairs, divorces and the social changes that the 1960s promises. After an 18-year gap between this book and the last, it is definitely worth the wait, and we hope 90-year-old Elizabeth Jane Howard has at least one more up her sleeve.