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Not my usual fare but very readable
on 6 September 2011
Not sure why I downloaded this book as I would not normally be attracted to it - ironically, if I had seen the cover as I now have, instead of downloading through Kindle, I probably would have rejected the book as one of those slushy "women's" books that I usually avoid. However I have really enjoyed it, the storyline is quite original and the characters are great examples of strong women in adversity. As a fan of cooking and good food I found the struggle to secure ingredients for a proper feast despite rationing and shortages was fascinating and loved the warm female camaraderie that grew up around the Olive Oil Club. If I had been the author I might have titled the book the Olive Oil Club and I think somehow that would have sold many more copies. I found myself cheering Lily on to make the right choice in her life and was only surprised she didn't do so sooner. Almost a feminist text! Do give it a try.