A Long Way from Verona
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"A Long Way from Verona was one of Jane Gardam's earliest books, and I have to think — on no knowledge — that it's highly autobiographical," says Pearl. "It's set during World War II in the English countryside, and the main character, the person who's telling the story, is a young woman named Jessica Vye. And it's the story of living in England during that time of the blitz bombing, the deprivation, the fear, the cold — all of that was going on.
"But in the midst of that, it's