(3rd in "The Cazalet Chronicle" series)
The third volume of the Cazalets' family saga opens with Sybil's daughter Polly and Polly's cousin Clary, leaving Home Place for London, where Archie Lestrange, an old family friend keeps an eye on them -- too close an eye, for it leads to infatuation. Sybil was always stable and centered. Her death sets the children adrift -- and their lives show it -- in a sense mirroring the turmoil of war and its impact on everyone to touches. As CONFUSION moves through the dark, middle days of the war to VE Day, the characters we have come to know, to love and admire find the turmoil of the times reflected in the chaos of their lives. The question remains, "Will war's end bring peace and tranquility to this family?"
"Lush, sprawling escapist fiction of the first order." (Publishers Weekly)