Publish date: September 24th 2012
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Literary Fiction
This is the first book I'd read by this author and I enjoyed it. The book focusses on one family and their life growing up in a large Edwardian house - Allersmead. The story flits between past and present and takes turns at focussing on the lives of each character, their childhood and where they are...
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A book in the mould of Annie Tyler et al, beautifully and skillfully written but ultimately pretty boring. The continual shifting of the narrative voice got a bit tiresome and the BIG secret was pretty unimpressive. I find these books about boring middle-class life just that - boring.