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Nicola Barker
Birth date: March 30, 1966
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Dor Does Books
Dor Does Books rated it 6 years ago
Difficult one to score. It's a good book and a great example of how you can use dialogue tags other than "said" and get away with it; the characters, for the most part, hooked me, but there are a lot of them and, at times, I had difficulties keeping them and their complex inter-relationships straigh...
PhilJames rated it 6 years ago
I loved every moment of reading this book. While I was away from it I needed to get back to it, which for me, is my definition of a supremely successful novel.
Warwick rated it 7 years ago
A strange book, which can be funny, moving, thought-provoking – as well as frustrating. But then it is set in Ashford, which is all of those things and less. The plot is hard to summarise, although as a reader you'll probably be more preoccupied with unpicking the Byzantine web of connections which ...
Stacia's books
Stacia's books rated it 7 years ago
Barker creates some of the most individual, interesting characters....
Kinga's Books
Kinga's Books rated it 7 years ago
Anytime I see a book this size I think: "What was that you had to say that you needed more than 800 pages to do it?". And I am intrigued, because, surely, it must be something magnificent to justify the magnificent size. On the other hand I know that I suffer from severe obsessive-compulsive disorde...
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