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Village life - nothing happens
on 26 April 2015
Village life - non-acceptance of outsiders, non-acceotance of change, people being people, village gossip - nothing really new. I like the backbiting, nosey old lady character, but preferred her more acerbic sister. I did wonder about the policeman, Frank, and how he managed to accept his wife's behaviour with all his colleagues.
You could say nothing happens, but then it is a book about an English village.
Having been 'the other woman', the heroine is a drip. The hero (?) has done the usual male thing of deciding to end his relationship when he has somewhere else to go rather than looking at his life and making the decision to end his relationship. I think this book epitomises why I choose not to live in a village, but prefer to live in a small town - it's slightly less claustrophobic!
It passed the time, but such was my enthusiasm for it, that it took twice as long to read as some of my other books! I didn't have that much patience with the characters, so kept getting up to make another cup of tea or coffee.