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Realistic Writing At It's Best
on 23 June 2004
Catherine Alliott always knows hows to write a likeable character that jumps off the page with realism. And this time was no different...
The story of Polly Penhalligan carried on from 'The Old Girl Network' had me intrigued from the word 'go'. Her seemingly perfect life is speckled with bouts of realistic flaws that we all suffer from in real life that make this novel leap at you as you find yourself relating to situations and moments that Polly is experiencing. It makes her real. And everyone loves to read about 'real' characters with a 'real' story to tell. And this is what Catherine Alliott has done - and she tells the story brilliantly.
Having read each and every novel of Catherine Alloitt's, I'm an admirer of her ability to turn imaginary characters in her mind to truthful, charasmatic, geniune people on paper. And it doesn't stop, the story just keeps on going...
A fantastic read. I took four of her novels with me on holiday and read each of them three times before I got back home. Riveting!