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5.0 out of 5 stars
An enthralling depiction of family conflicts and loyalties, 2 Mar. 2011
As my introduction to the work of Linda Grant I found this a thoroughly engrossing book which sucked me into the smells and sounds of every decade inhabited by its characters. As a "baby boomer" myself who lived in both Oxford and London at the same time as Stephen and Andrea, I thought the description of life and attitudes was uncannily accurate - consequently I could identify with the main characters and become absorbed into their transition from hippy students to ageing grandparents.
Linda Grant's style is crisp yet detailed - her portrayal of decent but flawed people is such that I cared about every generation of the family. I felt sorry to reach the end of the book.