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'An agile, keenly observed novel. Jo Baker is a novelist with a gift for intimate and atmospheric storytelling' --Financial Times
'A deeply affecting novel. This is a sweeping drama with real emotional depth' --Daily Mail
`A poignant, emotionally intense read that illuminates the legacies of love and loss for ordinary people' --Marie Claire
'A rich feast of a modern historical read' --Red
`An emotionally involving story' --Observer
'A satisfying generational history, Baker's novel is reminiscent of Margaret Forster's best work' --Independent
`An utterly involving, beautifully crafted epic. This story will have you weeping and page turning well into the night' --Easy Living
`Spanning an entire century, Baker's fourth novel is a richly detailed account of four generations of one family' --Psychologies
'An impressive and heartfelt book'
--Star Magazine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
JO BAKER is the author of three previous novels, Offcomer, The Mermaid's Child and The Telling.
Very good quality, prompt service, thankyou very much.Published 4 months ago by Sarah OKaneSarah O'Kane
When I purchased it I was unaware that it was all written in the present tense - I found this extremely irritating, especially as the
book was 450 long. Read more
Probably one of the most heart-warming stories I have read in a long time. We follow the Hastings family through several generations, each one striving for their place in the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by RinkyDinky
A good read covering four generations. I would recommend it as a holiday read as not too taxing. Read and enjoyPublished 15 months ago by Ms. Moyra M. Mcglynn
This book sets out to capture an entire century of history through the story of one family. It is emotionally centred on family life and the events that distinguish each member. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Eileen Shaw
A beautifully constructed narrative, telling a story through a series of snapshots; the picture book of the title. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Book crazy lady
Baker steers the reader through the momentous public events of the Twentieth Century with the calm assuredness of a writer at ease with her material. Read morePublished 20 months ago by AJ
Beautifully written story of a family over four generations. Deals with love, loss and betrayal with the common thread being a book of postcards handed down over the generationsPublished on 9 Oct. 2012 by Half Man, Half Book
I have just read the synopsis for this book and it appears that it's now been re-published under the title The Picture BookPublished on 28 July 2012 by Bookworm