By Debbie Macomber
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Come to 5-B Poppy Lane, the place you’ll meet Helen Shelton, her granddaughter Ruth, and Ruth’s husband, Paul. They’ll provide you with a cup of mulled cider and let you know the tale of the way Ruth and Paul met. And you’ll pay attention approximately Helen’s breathtaking adventures through the moment international War!
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Critical opinion varies widely regarding the relationship between empire and Englishness. 1 For others empire was a solution to, rather than the cause of, the weakening of old fashioned Englishness. 2 Both of these perspectives, however, rely on the fantasy of an original, absolute meaning for the signiﬁer ‘Englishness’ and a subsequent erosion or loss of this meaning. Debating whether empire comprises an overextension and cheapening of Englishness or its attempted rescue from an overbearing modernity obfuscates the constitutive role of loss in this collective identity itself.
An imaginary and an actual island. Sometimes the shore shines, and is bright with miraculous possibilities. Sometimes it is the manifestation of all my most secret fears’ (1991: 380). This statement strikes me as a particularly eloquent expression of the kind of desire that structures and viviﬁes group identity – a desire deﬁned, as Freud has shown us, by a lack that can never be made good. We could read the ‘imaginary and actual island’ here to be England itself – an Andersonian imagined community whose shore recedes just far enough in the distance to inspire nationalistic striving.
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5-B Poppy Lane (Cedar Cove, Book 5.5) by Debbie Macomber