Casting Off is the fourth novel in Elizabeth Jane Howard's bestselling Cazalet Chronicles.
The aftermath of war, and the slow dawning of a new era of freedom and opportunity, shape the destinies of the Cazalets in the fourth volume of this magnificent family saga.
Polly, Clary and Louise, now grown up, are ready to discover the truth about the adult world. While Rupert, Hugh and Edward must make the choices that will decide their own – and the family's – future.
For the Cazalets, and all those close to them, one end is another beginning . . .
Read the next book in the series, All Change, or start from the beginning with The Light Years, Marking Time and Confusion.
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She is one of those novelists who shows, through her work, what the novel is for . . . She helps us to do the necessary thing - open our eyes and our hearts.
Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall
A family saga of the best kind . . . a must.
The Cazalets have earned an honoured place among the great saga families . . . rendered thrillingly three-dimensional by a master craftsman.