- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Vintage (3 Jan. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0099513056
- ISBN-13: 978-0099513056
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.9 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 315,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Part Of The Furniture Paperback – 3 Jan 2008
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"A novel whose freshness of tone, energy of plotting and sweet nature make it exceptional by any standards" (Sunday Telegraph)
"Few novelists offer such a rich concoction of amoral spice and cleverness; but to judge her work exclusively on this level is to miss more subtle rewards" (Mail on Sunday)
"With its brilliant final twist, this is Mary Wesley's best yet" (Evening Standard)
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It was an enjoyable book but as I had such high expectations ultimately I was left a little disappointed.
An easy read it is, Jane Eyre it isn't.
'Part of the Furniture' is a shrt, lyrical tale of a young woman who never felt loved and an older man who loved and ost and never thought he could have it again. The title of this book was off-putting to me, but as I thought about it, I realized it was the perfect title. It described the first part of the novel, but to the last. Maybe the title needed to be lengthened to 'And, Now Buying the Furniture'.
Juno Marlowe was alone, her mother moved to Canada with a new man. Her father a conscientious objector died in jail, her great aunt disliked her, the two men she traveled with left her. She had no money nor any where to really go. A chance encounter with a man leads her to a home where she is welcomed. She winds her way into the hearts if all, but she does not realize it. She finds herself pregnant, is welcomed into the family for good to raise her child. No questions asked, few conversations take place. We just know that Juno is in the right place, and she will find her way.
Mary Wesley has a way of writing that brings us into the fold. No questions asked, we just know things will be fine. Mature, fresh writing that is open for all of us to read. MaybWesley's writing does not always leave us feeling good, sometimes we are horrified. We can see ourselves in the mirror. A true genius!
Recommended. prisrob 07-07-13
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