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5.0 out of 5 stars
So evocative, 10 April 2009
I had read and thoroughly enjoyed Too Many Mothers so was really looking forward to reading this one. I wasn't disappointed and read it over the course of a lovely spring day sitting on the beach. I couldn't put it down, and being a similar age to the author I found her evocation of cafes, streets, offices of the 60's absolutely spot on. Of course the story requires a little concentration, but personally that's what I want in a book. I don't need to be spoon-fed and I like a book that credits me with a bit of intelligence and allows me to think.
I found all the characters strong and beautifully painted with lovely little gems of detail that stay in the memory. Roberta Taylor's use of language and phrasing is original, intelligent and often very funny.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book and think it would be a great holiday read. The atmosphere of damp, cold 60s London will make you appreciate the sun even more!