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Love Reading

Love Reading [Kindle Edition]

K W Douglas
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Product Description

One amazing year in a book group's reading... and love life - which are often in striking parallel !

Lucy adores - and seems to be loved by - Benedict, but when the beautiful and devastating Francesca joins the book group, Lucy senses his love maybe slipping away. Indeed, turmoil soon ensues for everyone in the group. Unbowed, Lucy must find the strength and sanity to win through for her own sake and for all those she holds dear.

You will enjoy the twelve classics which they LOVE READING over the year, and see the way that, through them, people recognize their own feelings and are able to expose other people's.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 433 KB
  • Print Length: 237 pages
  • Publisher: K W Douglas; 1 edition (10 Feb 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #675,613 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Born in London in 1959, I'm a teacher, now part-time, in Bristol where I graduated at the university in English in 1980. I'm married to Sarah with one child, Rob. My love of Bristol, I hope, comes through in 'Love Reading'. Bristolian, or ex-Bristolian, readers will recognise many of its settings even though I have given them made-up names, as I want readers anywhere to be able to imagine the novel's events could happen where they live.

Although my membership of the wonderful Saint Matthew's church (Kingsdown, Bristol) since 1995, and its lovely book group since about 2003 contributed to inspire me to write the novel in 2011, I must stress that there is no similarity between any of my characters and real people!

I hope readers enjoy the way I've weaved through the story the books read by the book group in the novel. I think readers will love to recognise characters from books they've read - including some they may have forgotten ... like bumping into old friends - and also find it fun to be introduced to books not yet read. I hope they enjoy the chapter based in Sicily, too. I loved visiting all the fascinating places that are described in that chapter in the early 1990s.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful 31 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
You can tell that the author of this delightful book loves reading. The story is structured around a year in a reading group, in which the group is setting out to re-read 'the classics.'

If you are familiar with Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, A Room With a View, or the stories of Kipling and Dickens you will enjoy this book as much for the clarity of its insights into those well-known works as for the romantic plot. But the author wears his erudition very lightly. The allusions to other works of literature are very skilfully integrated into the story and can be enjoyed without having read the books in question. However, if you have read those books you will probably notice that the well-chosen quotes are not the most obvious ones. I think the author was being a bit playful in digging out incidents and encounters that many readers will have forgotten or overlooked.

The author has a bit of fun, too, with English pub names, of which there are many in this book.

The story itself is quite gripping and kept me guessing almost to the very end. I was wondering if Lucy was going to turn out to be wholly correct in her judgements about certain people and her interpretation of events or whether, like Jane Austen's Emma, she would get a nasty shock.

I won't spoil the story by giving that away but I was very amused to see that Emma was the final classic chosen by the book group and that 'Love Reading' is rounded off very nicely by some appropriate quotes from that immortal novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great novel 25 Mar 2013
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A great book, I loved it. Would highly recommend to fans of Trisha Ashley and Katie Fforde. It mixes a knowledge of the classics with an understanding of human nature, that had me gripped.
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