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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

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Joan Hunter Dunn

Oh thank you for reminding me that I want to read this.

litlove

I have a copy of this and had sort of gone off it (that cover may have a lot to answer for!). So I'm delighted to know that you enjoyed this - consider it rehabilitated! In all seriousness, though, it's wonderful when a dear friend's review brings a book back to life that was in danger of dying unread on the shelf.

Stefanie

Oh this sounds wonderful! I think I somehow missed all the reviews when it first came out so I am glad I caught your lovely write up!

Alex

I love stories that rely to some extent on patternings. One of the great thrills for me is finding how things link together and what their relationship is. I hadn't heard of this novel at all, now I have to hope that I have an equally obliging recycling shop.

Helen

Hello everyone, sorry for taking so long to reply and also forgetting that I'd changed the security on comments and had to 'approve' them before they were published. Whoops. They're standing proudly before the eyes of the worold now.

Joan, I think this is right up your street! I hope that you are well and enjoying motherhood. Those first few months can be so tough, as well as beautiful.

litlove, I'd love to know what you make of it. And I am honoured to be considered a friend, thank you! I don't really know what to say!

Stefanie, thank you! It's really a very pleasant novel, ultimately hopeful, and you can feel the care and attention which have gone into it. I'll definitely be looking out for her next novel.

Alex, I hope you find it too! Patterning is more evident in imagery and theme than plot here, and I don't think there are many surprises in how everything links up, but for me the charm and strength of the novel lie in the writing, which is light and glancing but does linger after you've finished reading.

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