A God in Ruins - Chapter 5: 1947 - This Unforgiving Winter Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 takes place on a cold winter's night of 1947, hence the title of the chapter. The setting is Teddy and his wife Nancy's home in Yorkshire; they were sitting in their house at night, Nancy was knitting by an oil lamp and Teddy was reading aloud a "Nature Notes" piece, which was a column he wrote for a publication called The Recorder. In between Teddy's reading to Nancy, which it seems he did for her critique, the author goes into detail about their life together as Teddy remembered various life experiences in the midst of his reading aloud "Nature Notes."

Teddy and Nancy had married in the autumn of 1945 at an informal ceremony with only one of Teddy's sisters, Ursula, and one of Nancy's sisters, Bea, present for the nuptials. In their conversations leading up to their wedding, both Teddy...

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