An Error of Judgement #2020

An Error of Judgement Pamela Hansford Johnson An Error of Judgement Setter an eminent Harley Street consultant is trusted and admired by his circle of friends devoting himself to the rehabilitation of the lonely and the misunderstood But deep within himself Setter

  • Title: An Error of Judgement
  • Author: Pamela Hansford Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780955519666
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Paperback
  • An Error of Judgement Pamela Hansford Johnson Setter, an eminent Harley Street consultant, is trusted and admired by his circle of friends, devoting himself to the rehabilitation of the lonely and the misunderstood But deep within himself Setter recognizes a latent streak of sadistic cruelty which enables him to perceive the truth about a delinquent youth whom he suspects of having taken part in a particularly repellSetter, an eminent Harley Street consultant, is trusted and admired by his circle of friends, devoting himself to the rehabilitation of the lonely and the misunderstood But deep within himself Setter recognizes a latent streak of sadistic cruelty which enables him to perceive the truth about a delinquent youth whom he suspects of having taken part in a particularly repellent and senseless crime It is for Setter to choose a punishmentand enforce it An Error of Judgement is a subtle study of human weakness and conflict Partly a wry social comedy and partly a study in good and evil, it is brilliantly written and observed, assured and skillful, and a truly modern work.
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    1. This was my second book by PHJ, previously I had read Cork Street, Next to the Hatter s That was a comic novel and I didn t enjoy it at all but I remember enjoying the writing in parts and wondering if her serious novels would be better suited to my tastes I m please to say that at the very least this one is.uh better suited to my tastes This is about marriage and morality and culpability Our narrator is a married man who during the course of the book reaches a crisis point in his marriage There [...]

    2. I enjoyed this very clever novel It seems something of a trifle in the initial going, but it slyly begins to compel consideration and appreciation.Against the backdrop of his own domestic situation a live in mother in law who dies and a guilty wife who grieves her death with anger and bitterness , the first person narrator Victor tells the story of a Harley Street consultant, William Setter, prominent enough to be in line for knighthood Setter, however, has his own idea of what s appropriate for [...]

    3. Hmm what do i think , not certain.It is an interesting book no doubt about it, but and this may just be me , it seems older than say Trollope or Dickens or Wells in that it feels removed from my experiences than some of their novels The writer is a good writer she has a way with prose and with syntax and she makes interesting moral and social statements but it felt uncomfortable, almost diffident yet forthright , which i realise is ridiculous as a statement I had to re read sections to ensure i [...]

    4. I ve been reading books from the past recently and this was the one that I enjoyed the most I found it a gripping story and beautifully written It was published in 1962 and is set in the period just after the second world war It s written from the point of view of a man in his early forties and is about a doctor with whom he and his wife become involved As an aside, what is odd for someone reading the novel in 2013 is that the man s wife does not work in spite of being childless In those days ma [...]

    5. I like old lit Reminds me a bit of Robertson Davies Good, deep character study, a bit old fashioned, but it works for me.

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