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By Nicholas Mosley

Returning to London from a visit to the West Indies, an aspiring author encounters a bewitching trio of neighbors whose magic lies of their skill to show any state of affairs into myth. formerly misplaced on the earth, the narrator falls in love with the younger brother-sister pair of Peter and Annabelle, in addition to the older, extra political Marius. truth quickly encroaches upon the foursome, besides the fact that, within the kind of Marius's unwell spouse, forcing the narrator to confront the darkish vacancy and worry on the middle of his friends' joie de vivre. during this, his moment novel—written within the '50s and not ahead of published—Nicholas Mosley weighs questions of accountability and sacrifice opposed to these of affection and earthly hope, the spirit as opposed to the flesh.

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Other reasons have been suggested as well: "If they [the immigrants] were moved by anything it was their own drive to escape the boundaries of colonialism, allied to a unique combination of historical circumstances, the most important of which was to do with the logistics of travel" (Phillips, p. 46). In 1948, the government adopted the British Nationality Act, which ascribed British citizenship to the United Kingdom, its colonies, and newly independent Commonwealth countries such as India, which had gained independence from Britain the previous year, in 1947.

At that point in the 1980s, Kay's work had only appeared in anthologies. In common with Grace Nichols (b. 1950 Guyana), Kay's early work points to a need to recognize and assert the specificity of black women's experiences. But even in the 1980s, while "The Adoption Papers" was being written, the circumstances of Kay's upbringing were contributing to a distinctive poetic voice: motherhood in relation to adoption, Black-Scottish (particularly Glaswegian) identity, and lesbian relationships. Woodcock points out Kay's poem "Happy Ending" (not in The Adoption Papers) as significant for "wryly rejecting the enforced tragedies of past writings on lesbianism" (Woodcock, p.

Reproduced by permission. —American World War I soldier, photograph. © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis. Reproduced by permission. —Stoppard, Tom, photograph. AP/Wide World Photos. Reproduced by permission. —From a theatre production of Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, Directed by Eric Forsythe at University Theatres Mainstage production, The University of Iowa, November, 1997, photograph. University of Iowa. Reproduced by permission. —Waugh, Evelyn (sitting at desk, checked jacket), photograph. The Library of Congress.

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