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The Colours of Snow

The Colours of Snow [Kindle Edition]

Kate Fenton
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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The charming and romantic first novel by Kate Fenton, set on the Yorkshire Moors. Frankie Cleverdon is there to paint. Alone and away from it all in a cottage buried in the North Yorkshire Moors. Away from the fretfulnes of London. And away from men and a messy love life. So when she sees the lone fisherman from her window, she sees a figure to be painted into a landscape. This bumbling man is absolutely not her type, but it is through Ned Cowper that she finds herself introduced to her neighbours in the valley - who she soons discovers are dangerous to know. And through Ned too she learns - painfully - that a worldly, witty and quite wise woman can still find she had fallen in love with the most unlikely of men.

About the Author

Kate Fenton was born in Oldham and educated in Cheshire, Manchester and St Hilda's College, Oxford. As a BBC features and documentaries producer she worked for Radio Wales, the World Service and Radio 4. She lives on the North York Moors with her husband, actor Ian Carmichael. To find out more, visit Kate's website,

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 390 KB
  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder; New edition edition (30 Aug 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008UXKZX6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #196,042 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brava, Kate Fenton! 27 Nov 2001
By A Customer
I, too, was introduced to Ms. Fenton's work through her delightful Lions & Licorice, and decided to take a chance with The Colours of Snow. I do think that the blurbs on the back of the book were misleading. I do not consider this to have been a "romantic comedy." In my opinion, there is too much reality and pain in this story for it to have been a romantic comedy.
Fenton writes beautifully and, even if the plot hadn't interested me, I would have appreciated her talent with words. I read it on the plane home from London yesterday, and could not put it down. In fact, I finished it so quickly that I found myself re-reading entire chapters to re-live certain sections.
Unlike my fellow New Yorker, I found Ned to be extremely attractive. OK, perhaps he does seem too good to be true, but don't most literary heroes? He is a truly good and decent human being and, like Frankie, I could not resist him.
The next step is to check out the rest of Fenton's work. If her other books are as good as L&L and The Colours of Snow, it will be worth having waited all these years to read them.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite romances ever! 14 Mar 2002
By A Customer
I have read this book several times and always fall under its spell. When Frankie goes to stay in a cottage in the middle of the Yorkshire countryside, and starts to fall in love with Ned, the atmosphere of the book has the same delicious feeling of a pleasurable moment stolen out of time, that "Frenchman's Creek" by Daphne du Maurier has. Ned is a wonderful character, big and solid like a bear, intelligent, gentle and unassuming and I fall in love with him, every time I read the book. The advent of various other characters onto the scene adds a touch of spice to the plot and prevents the story from becoming too predictable.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars and more 12 Mar 2001
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I first encountered Kate Fenton's work with "Lions and Liquorice". I'm a bit of a Jane-ite and had read about Fenton's clever twist on Pride and Prejudice. I loved L & L, and although the Colour of Snow is so completely different, I'm finding myself sad to finish it - I want more! I want to know how Frankie gets on with her life - yes, the ending is happy, but there are quite a few loose ends - ah, guess that's what makes for good literature. Unlike one reviewer here, I find much to be attracted to in Ned (the "fisherman"). This is a very well-written book, with a clever plot and some of the best "natural" dialog I've read in a while. I'm disappointed that it appears that most of Fenton's other books are out of print or otherwise hard to find. I'm ready to order everything she's written and have it shipped over to me. Fabulous book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This has got ot be one of the sweetest books I've read in a long time. The psychological portraits were quite well done, and one found oneself, in spite of one's own views on extra-marital affairs, wishing things would work out for the artist and the lone fisher. The storytelling was good, the writing style was lovely.
It was well worth the postage to the US, where it is not available, and I want more stunning word portraits by this woman.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Kate Fenton writes the same kind of warm, witty, wry, perceptive fiction as better known authors like Mavis Cheek or Laurie Graham, yet doesn't ever seem to get the recognition she deserves. The Colours of Snow is a wonderful autumn read about love and villages and human awkwardness, and a diffident hero who will melt your heart like the snow of the title. Highly recommended
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