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At nineteen, she married Frank Wisdom, and had two children. Scene of the Crime mystery fans.

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Dec 27, Yami rated it did not like it Shelves: In “A Love Child”, the longest and subtlest of these four stories, a married second world war veteran, who found and lost his ideal love on a brief wartime stopover in Cape Town, cries: I shouldn’t be living the way I do. You live to love, you survive to hold onto that love, but you can’t live or love forever: The first one The Grandmothers was my favorite.

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The Grandmothers by Doris Lessing

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