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5.0 out of 5 stars The brilliant and haunting end of the Frost in May quartet, 26 Nov 2006
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Roman Clodia (London) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Beyond The Glass (VMC) (Paperback)
The final end of a brilliant quartet of books, and Clara finally finds true love. But the experience of happiness is too much for her fragile sense of self and she descends into madness. This might sound depressing but ultimately this is a hopeful and uplifting book with a real sense of emotional catharsis at the end.

Clara's journey from Catholic girlhood (Frost in May) to tragedy and retreat (The Lost Traveller), from self-defensive burial in stifling safety (The Sugar House) to her final emergence as a woman in her own right is one of the most enthralling female journeys I have read. The novels are exquisately written and true, with no cliches and no easy happy endings. This really deserves to be far better known than it is.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Deeply moving account of a fragile mind, 9 July 1999
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This review is from: Beyond The Glass (VMC) (Hardcover)
The third book in the Frost In May trilogy finds Clara living with her parents after the breakdown of her ill-fated marriage. Struggling to come to terms with the things that have happened to her and the expectations of family and friends she suffers a breakdown which sees her committed to an asylum.
Closely following Antonia White's actual experience this book is moving and terrifying. You feel what it is like to be perceived and treated as insane when it all you are unable to do is conform to the expectations of others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sadly the last, 26 April 2013
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LES FERRY-ROBERTS "book addict" (Hull E Yorkshire) - See all my reviews
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I read all 4 of the books, FROST IN MAY, THE LOST TRAVELLER, THE SUGAR HOUSE and then this BEYOND THE GLASS, in sequence and was so sad to finish. A great writer and story teller. This series gives a great insight into the Catholic religion.
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