- Paperback: 213 pages
- Publisher: New York: Pocket Books # 662 1st Printing 1950; . edition (1950)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000CBVBSW
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,664,302 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Blank Wall
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Lucia Holley, separated from her husband by WWII and running her family home alone, is horrified when her daughter Bee becomes romantically involved with an unsavoury young man. However, when she attempts to part the couple, events quickly begin to spiral out of her control.
Murder and blackmail aside, 'The Blank Wall' also operates as a convincing portrait of the relationship between mother and daughter.
My favorite line(s) in the book: "This is my life, going on just the same....And all that had happened to her would be, must be, pushed down, out of sight; the details of daily living would come like falling leaves to cover it."
I've only recently discovered Persephone books and I adore them. I was so pleased to find a few available on my Kindle. Can we please have more???
She is a very interesting, gifted writer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Blank Wall, written in 1947, and set during the Second World War, particularly fascinated me because the central character, a middle aged woman, Lucia Holley, is such a very... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lady Fancifull
I have never completely read a novel before where I found the main character so unbelievable and unlikable. Read morePublished 7 months ago by djsun
Elisabeth Holding's "The Blank Wall" (1947) is the fourth novel published in a new Library of America volume, "Women Crime Writers: Four Suspense Novels of the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Robin Friedman
Totally unsentimental, nerve-wracking, thriller (?), in a conventional 1940's suburban setting, accurately - but very gently - drawn. Read morePublished on September 2, 2013 by Sydney