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doc Ó Patience Paperback õ gwairsoft ☆ ➿ Patience Free ➶ Author John Coates – ‘The story of a Proper Girl Improperly in Love’ as it was subtitled when it came out in America the year after it was published in England Patience is about the eponymous heroine 28 year old Patie ‘The story of O is perfectly happy with her husband her children and her St John’s Wood life is not too upset in fact she is curious than anything else because a her husband had never seemed inattentive on the contrary b she is mystified at the thought of another woman going to bed with Edward out of choiceFortuitously for this is a caper a farce a satire something unreal – which is why coincidence is allowable Patience meets Philip and upon going back with him to his room in Regent’s Park ‘realises I was charmed and amused by Patience but I didn’t really care for her I found her naivety cartoonish really over the top but I’m not sure if that was because this book was written in the 1950’s or because the author is male I very much appreciated the English humor and I just delighted in reading a Persephone novel I admit I did laugh often and even though it’s been a few days I’m still thinking about this book

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That through seven years of marriage she has never understood the meaning of married love has never had a moment of sexual pleasure has been cheated by her husband of true happiness’ This is what Tribune magazine told its readers assuring them that there was ‘no melodrama – or pornography here Patience is a truly delightful idyllic story of a simple soul’s discovery of the beauties of sexual love and her attempts to reconcile it with her mild Catholicism and her ardent maternal love? What a powerful indictment of religion's singular ability to impede us from being fully human from experiencing our freedom and the joy of incarnation The protagonist Patience is surprised by her sudden ability to experience human love in an otherwise comfortable but passionless life She deems its pursuit to be worth the possible scorn of family and friends She is fortunate to have a sister who had provided a model for self realization and the financial means to facilitate a new life Patience doesn't precisely lose her Catholic faith but rather in the meaning of innocence and virginity and Sin; and in the importance of behaving as she was meant to behave In so doing she becomes fully herself which is what we are all meant to do in the short time allotted us

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Patience‘The story of a Proper Girl Improperly in Love’ as it was subtitled when it came out in America the year after it was published in England Patience is about the eponymous heroine 28 year old Patience Gathorne Galley who has three small daughters and is she thinks newly pregnant In the first chapter her brother a devout Catholic whereas Patience is a rather unthinking Catholic nevertheless she undeniably is one comes to tea to tell her that her husband Edward is being unfaithful Patience wh Patience is described by Persephone books as being “a sophisticated and delightful novel” it is also a gentle little comedy I’m not sure I would use the word sophisticated myself – but I do think there is a surprising sharpness to this novel which lies submerged beneath the gentle humourpatience2Patience Gathorne Galley is a perfect dutiful 1950’s wife except for the fact she has only managed to produced three adorable little blonde haired girls rather than the preferred son her husband so longs for It is hard for women today to conceive of a time when women went from their parents’ home to their husband’s home wholly naïve and almost totally unpreparedFor some women maybe many women this was still the case as recently as the 1950’s Patience an attractive twenty eight year old has been married to a man in his forties for seven years as the novel opens a marriage which was practically arranged for her by her mother Her knowledge and understanding of sex – extends only to her dutiful Catholic submission to her husband which she uses to plan the meals for the following day Patience is a Catholic her husband is not Patience is true to her faith she believes in Sin and hell and damnation but in the way an unuestioning child might – there is no fervour no religious zeal Her brother Lionel – a truly horrid man – has enough religious zeal for both of them he worries about Sin sees it in everyone he appears unconcerned that his own wife has chosen to retire permanently to a cloistered religious retreat and no wonder Patience and Lionel’s sister Helen is divorced now married to an Anglican solicitor Lionel refers to Helen’s second husband as her paramour Dear Patience – and she is a dear although I may have wanted to shake her slightly once or twice – divides her world into those she loves – and the rest of the people who she likes Patience loves her sister Helen her darling babies Star Sue and Sal while her husband Edward it seems fits into the other group When Lionel almost gleefully tells Patience of the terrible Sin he has uncovered; that he has seen her husband coming out of a hotel with another woman her reaction is surprising Patience is puzzled why any woman would want to go to bed with Edward when she didn’t have to Patience begins to hope that Edward’s mystery woman might take over that side of things for her – and leave her to peacefully adoring her babies However almost immediately at a dinner party given by her sister and brother in law Patience meets Philip and falls madly in love and in lust Patience’s sexual awakening after seven years of marriage and three children is hilariously unlikely – and yet the novel is so engaging and Patience herself so sweet that despite much tutting and head shaking and than a wry smile or two – I couldn’t help but thoroughly enjoy it “She understood in a sort of flash of revelation almost everything Lionel had ever told her It really was different getting into bed with someone who wasn’t your husband And no wonder Lionel was so anxious no one should begin because once having begun and knowing how lovely it was one would find it very difficult to stop”I wasn’t sure I uite believed the speed with which Patience fell for Philip the concert pianist good and sweet though he undoubtedly is Within about three days Patience has slept with Philip several times and is considering whether she too can divorce her husband and live in Sin with another man However things take a surprising turn when Patience goes through her husband’s desk looking for evidence of his affair Patience shows a staggering naivety in English marriage law and what the state consider lawfully married as opposed to what the Church consider lawfully marriedUnder gentle instruction by her sister and Solicitor brother in law Patience turns the tables on dear bottom patting Edward allowing him to make all the mistakes she needs him to in order to end their marriage legally Patience learns that she possesses an extraordinary power that she had previously been unaware of sex All this is deliciously wicked and it is no wonder the novel was banned in IrelandThere is a slightly selfish naivety about Patience brought about by her childlike inability to recognise her responsibility to others She mostly only considers herself and her babies she loves Philip but there seems only little understanding for the enormity of the upheaval to his lifeThis novel certainly satirises dutiful Catholic marriage and the fact that this novel was written by a man was a constant surprise to me There were moments when the cynic in me wondered whether the character of a dutiful innocent young wife was merely a male fantasy of what one was – but in the end decided that was rather unfair John Coates writing is deceptively sharp with a surprisingly cynical twist right at the end which I rather appreciated The tone of the novel is a deceptively simple one; Patience’s voice is perfectly delightful childlike whimsy Despite its few flaws I really thoroughly enjoyed this surprising little novel and I would really like to read by this writer I think he must have had to say about the society in which he lived