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The Promise Of Happiness
The Promise Of Happiness
by Justin Cartwright
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars London, New York, St Minver, 24 Jun 2005
i have enjoyed others of Cartright's books in the past, saw this featured on richard & judy so decided to read this too. it rankes as one of his best. he does particularly well to keep you involved and engaged with these characters even though some of them (Charles and Ju-Ju particularly) are not very likable. i went from enjoying watching the smug islington family disintegrating to feeling some affection for them (families are families wherever you are I guess). the usual humour is there too, although the queen mum joke is a bit old.
a great summer read in the 3 for 2s. who will play sophie (the wild child daughter) in the movie?

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