Thursday, March 15, 2007
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont
In Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, an older widow moves into a residence hotel in London to be near her daughter and grandson. Unfortunately, they are not interested in her company. Through a chance meeting, she befriends a young man, who poses as her grandson to get the residents to stop teasing her (they accuse her of making up the grandson since he never comes around). A friendship ensues, and serves as a perspective on life goals, aging and relationships. The tongue in cheek look at what is "proper" is cute, and makes a good story.
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