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A brilliant, totally absorbing novel I couldn't put down.
on 16 March 2001
I read this book in two nights, I quite literally couldn't stop. The story is told by two women; Millie is an estate agent in the nineties. Flo is her great aunt born more than eighty years before. When Flo dies, Millie has to sort out her belongings. We then go back to Flo's story and read what a tragic and moving life she led. Millie finds clue's in Flo's papers that explain some of her own family secrets. I couldn't stop thinking about this story for days.It was beautifully written and very clever the way it moved backwards and forwards between Flo's life and Millie's. This book won an award and it is well worth it.