Birdsong - Section 8: England 1978, Part 3, pages 233-265 Summary & Analysis

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Section 8: England 1978, Part 3, pages 233-265 Summary

Returning home from a business trip by train, Elizabeth reaches her Victorian house and opens a letter from Robert. Her mother calls to invite her to tea in Twickenham the next day, and Elizabeth's call to Robert goes unanswered. On Saturday, she drives to Twickenham to have tea with her mother, Francoise, and she asks if Francoise has any of her father's old papers because she knows very little about her grandparents. Francoise suggests she may have some in the attic. Elizabeth feels a danger in losing touch with the past and determines to learn about her grandfather as a way "of understanding more about herself" (page 240). Elizabeth asks her co-workers, Irene and Erich, if they know anything about World War I, but they do not. Irene suggests that Elizabeth talk to Bob because he...

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