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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothering_Sunday

Mothering Sunday is a holiday celebrated by Catholic and Protestant Christians in some parts of Europe. It falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter Day. Once observed as a day on which people would visit their " mother" church, it has also become an occasion for honouring the mothers of ...

www.amazon.com/Mothering-Sunday-Romance-Graham-Swift/dp/1101947527

Mothering Sunday: A Romance [Graham Swift] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A luminous, intensely moving tale that begins with a secret lovers' assignation in the spring of 1924.

www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/20/mothering-sunday-a-romance-by-graham-swift-review

Feb 20, 2016 ... On Mothering Sunday, 1924, with one war not long past and a second waiting over the horizon, young Jane Fairchild – foundling, maid to the Niven household in the green home counties, and the narrator and protagonist of Graham Swift's enchanted novella – has no mother to go to. Instead she has “her ...

www.nytimes.com/2016/04/29/books/review-graham-swifts-mothering-sunday-a-haunting-dayforever-relived.html

Apr 28, 2016 ...Mothering Sunday” is, in fact, a kind of feminist “Cinderella,” set at the close of the “Downton Abbey” era, about a young maidservant's coming-of-age: a clever orphan named Jane Fairchild who is “put into service” at the age of 14, has a passionate affair with the princely heir to a neighboring estate; ...

www.goodreads.com/book/show/26014651-mothering-sunday

Mothering Sunday has 6140 ratings and 951 reviews. Ilse said: The gathering evening, the apricot light, the gauzy green-gold world, was impossibly beaut...

www.nytimes.com/2016/04/17/books/review/mothering-sunday-by-graham-swift.html

Apr 14, 2016 ... MOTHERING SUNDAY A Romance By Graham Swift 177 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $22.95. In this compact, carefully styled novella set in 1924, the Booker Prize winner Graham Swift pays homage to Great Books from the early 20th century. Like “Ulysses” and “Mrs. Dalloway,” “Mothering Sunday” takes place on ...

www.npr.org/2016/04/19/474225803/one-life-changes-forever-on-mothering-sunday

Apr 19, 2016 ... Graham Swift's slim, incantatory new book is one of those deceptively spare tales (like Julian Barnes' The Sense of an Ending) that punch well above their weight. Mothering Sunday, more novella than novel, zeroes in on a time of seismic change in English society and a turning point in the life of a woman ...

www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/review-mother-sunday-by-graham-swift-reveals-one-writers-beginnings/2016/04/12/e11379d2-ff82-11e5-9203-7b8670959b88_story.html

Apr 12, 2016 ... Graham Swift's “Mothering Sunday” seems at first like a grab for some “Downton Abbey” love, but it's really a demonstration of what this Booker winner can do in the tight space of a single day. The novella focuses on March 30, 1924, “when there were no longer horses” in Berkshire, England. A servant girl ...

www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/535591/mothering-sunday-by-graham-swift/9781101971727

About Mothering Sunday. On an unseasonably warm spring day in 1924, twenty- two-year-old Jane Fairchild, a maid at an English country house, meets with her secret lover, the young heir of a neighboring estate. He is about to be married to a woman more befitting his social status, and the time has come to end the ...