32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on 7 June 2001
A bit more exciting than the other books in Ms Willett's collection, the Dipper has you wondering exactly what is going on. Ms Willett only gives you little snapshots of what is happening in the lives of some of her characters, compelling you to keep turning the pages to find out more. When the penny finally drops you wonder how you never spotted it - very cleverly done.
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 30 August 2001
I found every individual captivating, infuriating, yet I learned to love and understand all their emotions,so understanding why each reacted as they did. As usual Marcia Willet makes you love and empathise with each on their own terms. This book is an absolute must for your bookshelf.As I live in Devon I can travel the lanes through this tale.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 9 October 2012
I adore all books by Marcia Willett (she also writes as Willa Marsh ). I have slowly collected everything she has ever written and I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone who likes a good read. The characters come to life (and a few are actually real people) and the plots are very carefully worked out and totally believable. Finding the same people again in another book, as background characters makes it feel as if you are reading about people you actually know, old friends... Very clever!
Although, as in real life, there are sad, bad and downright awful patches, the books have a real feel good factor and are a true pleasure to read. Can't recommend them highly enough.