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What I understand of this book from what I see heer makes it seem quite trite. Nothing seems trite about it. I find it very provocative and it takes me back in memory to my own childhood friends and the meaningfulness of some of those relationships. I love Woodhouse's style, and will read her more as a result of this experience. It compels me to write my own stories once again.
I read this book because it was recommended by Rosamunde Pilcher, an author I like. However, I was disappointed in both this and in Meeting Lily, the other recommended title.Pilcher also recommends Mary Sheepshanks, and I have enjoyed all of her books. If you want good cozy English "women's fiction," I would opt for Sheepshanks over Woodhouse.
A pretty quick read, this novel is pleasant, nicely written and an interesting glimpse to the thinking of an artist. A good story line. But nothing really catchy here. Not a "wow" book; just a pleasant and a bit catchy plot. Glad I read it, but it won't go down in history.
Very anti-climatic, almost boring. There was no emotion in the writing or the characters.
Couldn't get myself to finish this book. I found myself skipping sentences - paragraphs where the plot sequence would continue. Then I just gave up.
Great passage ......."Life is so much easier when nature arranges the prioritites. It's making choices that wear us down and then wondering if they were the right ones.'