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If this story was inspired by Peggy Guggenheim she must be turning in her grave! It is an insult to a really wonderful woman. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Richard C.
This surely needs to be optioned for Sunday evening TV. There's some nice period detail, some solid interplay between the ages, and a fairly well realised depiction of the... Read morePublished on 18 April 2013 by Withnail67
We read this book in our book club. Somehow it did not inspire, and the connection claimed with Peggy Guggenheim was tenuous and contrived. Read morePublished on 18 Jan. 2013 by Harnfield
Listened on the audio book version. Very compelling story.
Felt part of the era somehow. A little strange in places but still well written.
As others have said, this is a pleasant enough read for the beach. However, it doesn't live up to the publisher's hype. Read morePublished on 18 Aug. 2011 by Gary
I was disappointed by this book. After all the fuss I was expecting something really special. However it just didn't really draw me in and I was hard pressed to finish reading it. Read morePublished on 18 Nov. 2010 by Lucy Felthouse
I got this and forgot all about it and then my wife found it hanging around the house and decided to read it. Read morePublished on 17 Nov. 2009 by Johnnybluetime
I managed to get through this book in a single day beside the pool on holiday. This is a nice easy read describing life in a 1930s bohemian household, and the different lives and... Read morePublished on 18 Sept. 2009 by Andrew of Lapford
This book didn't exactly set my world alight - it would have worked better as a short story, as it was it felt stretched out to novel length, rather tedious, and unevenly written. Read morePublished on 20 July 2009 by Mr. D. N. Sumption