By Angela Lambert
First released in 1992, a slightly English Marriage tells of Roy Southgate and Reginald Conynghame-Jervi, who've not anything in universal yet their loneliness and their wartime memories.
Roy, a retired milkman and Reggie, a former RAF Squadron chief, are widowed at the related day. to appease their grief, the vicar arranges for Roy to maneuver in with Reggie as his unpaid manservant. To their shock, they shape an odd alliance, in line with obedience, desire and the strangeness of unmarried lifestyles. Then Reggie meets Liz, a colourful yet near-bankrupt girl of impossible to resist charm, whereas Roy and his son's relatives develop steadily nearer. Marriage, it sort of feels, even if faraway from excellent, could be a nice protector opposed to isolation.
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A Rather English Marriage by Angela Lambert