Set in England 1926 the story is about a man who devotes his life to making his son's a success. In the course of the story many themes are explored including life, love, career and familial and marital relationships.
Thanks Karen! Whilst this is neither Turgenev nor Foyles War, the father and son here lead caring, insular, and blinkered lives with the soul aim to get Kit his education. Things take a turn for the better when we get to women's rights, marriage and motherhood and Kit realises he is rather old-fashioned, awkward and dare I say it, mostly obsolete in the new-thinking within the social sphere. That all abruptly changes and Kit becomes a fantastic surgeon, loving husband and a dutiful son.