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Gestures [EPUB] ✰ Gestures By H.S. Bhabra – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Gestures is a novel written as the autobiography of one Jeremy Burnham career diplomat and gentleman who in his 83rd year sets down his life story It begins in the Venice of the twenties just as the F Gestures is a novel written as the autobiography of one Jeremy Burnham career diplomat and gentleman who in his rd year sets down his life story It begins in the Venice of the twenties just as the Fascists are taking over the government and ends in war torn Amsterdam desperate and destitute after the Allied victory.


10 thoughts on “Gestures

  1. Catherine Gentile Catherine Gentile says:

    As I read Gestures I was transported to the Venice its elegance mystery and intrigue Bhabra's writes about power politics antisemitism society as it is and as it should aspire to be It is a study of mankind elevated fallen and struggling The complexity of the work riveted and inspired me My only regret is that Bhabra died early in his life How I would have loved to know about this author and to have read of his work


  2. Amari Amari says:

    Courageous gently tragic humanistic I can't understand how this the fictional memoir of an 83 year old with all of the wisdom one would expect therein could have been published by the time the author was 31 It would be breathtaking if it had been written by an 83 year old but it seem really an impossible feat for someone so young How did he do it?This book was like a second life unfolding in my mind during the days I read it It is just like life and when dealing with death just like what I imagine the end of life to be Bhabra takes on all possible themes man vs world man vs other man vs self man in the world the world the world as it should have been the world as it was perhaps and still should be


  3. Beverly Atkinson Beverly Atkinson says:

    I almost didn't stick with this book but the characters Anthony Jane Eva Jeremy Elena etc settings Vienna Amsterdam and times the devastations of The Great War and WW II as Bhabra told this tale in minute and passionate detail compelled me I began reading it about 3 4 weeks ago and just finished it


  4. J.R. Rogers J.R. Rogers says:

    A uite extraordinary novel despite it's less than contemporary theme utterly believable and just about impossible to put down and I ached for Beautifully written it is without a doubt one of the most impressive novels that I have read in uite some time


  5. Susan Susan says:

    This book is slow going took me a while to commit to it but worth every minute A very post WW I and WW II book skipping over the inter war period A young diplomat whose two older brothers died in the War has his first posting to Venice at the beginning of the Fascist era He really has no clue about the political situation and what the rise of Fascism means and will mean The descriptions of Venice are meandering and beautiful as are the writing about the intense and meaningful friendships Jeremy Burnham makes There is a lot of mystery and misunderstanding with a for me very much surprise ending But this is in no way a thriller or mystery Rather a long historical love story about friendship and the end of a way of life


  6. Ann Ann says:

    Excellent writing Bhabra is superb at creating a time and place Venice Amsterdam etc and a period the Fascist rise in Italy in the twenties as well as the immediate year or two after the Second World War I hadn't thought about the awful devastation that the victors had to deal with how to keep European nations from starving in the first winter for example or deal with destroyed infrastructureRivaling the war in its devastation was the power that corruption can wield on vulnerable people All too often true but that part of the book depressed meI did enjoy the window into diplomacy during this period The protagonist is excellently portrayed as either a representative of everything that was best in Britain or a child of hell who battened on the healthy flanks of radical syndicalist Britain Take your choice


  7. Deborah Deborah says:

    Very self conscious work and I who am duped by Agatha Christie and every imitator discerned the denouement a third of the way in I am also of the author's generation and cultural class and recognise his not uite successful literary attempt to objectify historicise and monetise the intellectual's disillusionment Fascination and eroticisation of money and power I get that tooOf course this reading is informed by what I know of his biography And my own experienceIf you like that Muriel what's her name about the Hedgehog book you'll probably like this one


  8. Jane Jane says:

    What an elegant book harking back to a time of sheer civility and normalcy maintained at all cost while the world is collapsing into uncharted madness Set in the life of a uiet British diplomat first in pre war Venice 1923 with the evil rumblings of Mussolini's fascism just beginning and then on to post war Amsterdam 1946 as the hunt for collaborators and war criminals heats up among the chaos of a Europe in immediate recovery from war The story was engaging and the writing even better I'm keeping this one to re read a second time


  9. Julia Newton Julia Newton says:

    This book is a slow one to read but worth persisting The settings Venice in the 20s and postwar Amsterdam are fascinating the mystery of the characters he meets is only revealed at the end and the character of Jeremy Burnham a British Consul and the book's narrator is intriguing It also gives an insight into those difficult years in pre Fascist Italy and brutal post war Europe It took me three weeks to read but was worth the effort


  10. Cynthia Cynthia says:

    Thought provoking Difficult reading Stilted old fashioned language Bears re reading 80 year old Jeremy Burnham remembering his diplomatic career and the storymystery of 2 minor characters in his life Anthony Manet Eva Altdoorp Elena Altdoorp Jayne Carlysle Theme of human enterprise powerfulimportant than humans


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10 thoughts on “Gestures

  1. Catherine Gentile Catherine Gentile says:

    As I read Gestures I was transported to the Venice its elegance mystery and intrigue Bhabra's writes about power politics antisemitism society as it is and as it should aspire to be It is a study of mankind elevated fallen and struggling The complexity of the work riveted and inspired me My only regret is that Bhabra died early in his life How I would have loved to know about this author and to have read of his work

  2. Amari Amari says:

    Courageous gently tragic humanistic I can't understand how this the fictional memoir of an 83 year old with all of the wisdom one would expect therein could have been published by the time the author was 31 It would be breathtaking if it had been written by an 83 year old but it seem really an impossible feat for someone so young How did he do it?This book was like a second life unfolding in my mind during the days I read it It is just like life and when dealing with death just like what I imagine the end of life to be Bhabra takes on all possible themes man vs world man vs other man vs self man in the world the world the world as it should have been the world as it was perhaps and still should be

  3. Beverly Atkinson Beverly Atkinson says:

    I almost didn't stick with this book but the characters Anthony Jane Eva Jeremy Elena etc settings Vienna Amsterdam and times the devastations of The Great War and WW II as Bhabra told this tale in minute and passionate detail compelled me I began reading it about 3 4 weeks ago and just finished it

  4. J.R. Rogers J.R. Rogers says:

    A uite extraordinary novel despite it's less than contemporary theme utterly believable and just about impossible to put down and I ached for Beautifully written it is without a doubt one of the most impressive novels that I have read in uite some time

  5. Susan Susan says:

    This book is slow going took me a while to commit to it but worth every minute A very post WW I and WW II book skipping over the inter war period A young diplomat whose two older brothers died in the War has his first posting to Venice at the beginning of the Fascist era He really has no clue about the political situation and what the rise of Fascism means and will mean The descriptions of Venice are meandering and beautiful as are the writing about the intense and meaningful friendships Jeremy Burnham makes There is a lot of mystery and misunderstanding with a for me very much surprise ending But this is in no way a thriller or mystery Rather a long historical love story about friendship and the end of a way of life

  6. Ann Ann says:

    Excellent writing Bhabra is superb at creating a time and place Venice Amsterdam etc and a period the Fascist rise in Italy in the twenties as well as the immediate year or two after the Second World War I hadn't thought about the awful devastation that the victors had to deal with how to keep European nations from starving in the first winter for example or deal with destroyed infrastructureRivaling the war in its devastation was the power that corruption can wield on vulnerable people All too often true but that part of the book depressed meI did enjoy the window into diplomacy during this period The protagonist is excellently portrayed as either a representative of everything that was best in Britain or a child of hell who battened on the healthy flanks of radical syndicalist Britain Take your choice

  7. Deborah Deborah says:

    Very self conscious work and I who am duped by Agatha Christie and every imitator discerned the denouement a third of the way in I am also of the author's generation and cultural class and recognise his not uite successful literary attempt to objectify historicise and monetise the intellectual's disillusionment Fascination and eroticisation of money and power I get that tooOf course this reading is informed by what I know of his biography And my own experienceIf you like that Muriel what's her name about the Hedgehog book you'll probably like this one

  8. Jane Jane says:

    What an elegant book harking back to a time of sheer civility and normalcy maintained at all cost while the world is collapsing into uncharted madness Set in the life of a uiet British diplomat first in pre war Venice 1923 with the evil rumblings of Mussolini's fascism just beginning and then on to post war Amsterdam 1946 as the hunt for collaborators and war criminals heats up among the chaos of a Europe in immediate recovery from war The story was engaging and the writing even better I'm keeping this one to re read a second time

  9. Julia Newton Julia Newton says:

    This book is a slow one to read but worth persisting The settings Venice in the 20s and postwar Amsterdam are fascinating the mystery of the characters he meets is only revealed at the end and the character of Jeremy Burnham a British Consul and the book's narrator is intriguing It also gives an insight into those difficult years in pre Fascist Italy and brutal post war Europe It took me three weeks to read but was worth the effort

  10. Cynthia Cynthia says:

    Thought provoking Difficult reading Stilted old fashioned language Bears re reading 80 year old Jeremy Burnham remembering his diplomatic career and the storymystery of 2 minor characters in his life Anthony Manet Eva Altdoorp Elena Altdoorp Jayne Carlysle Theme of human enterprise powerfulimportant than humans

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