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4.0 out of 5 stars One to read!, 31 Oct 2009
This review is from: Some Other Eden (Paperback)
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After I had read the first few chapters of this book, I felt that - pleasant a read though it was - it was a story I've read a few times before; dilapidated, much-loved family house, set in idyllic countryside, stubborn but yet lovable matriarch, a Family Secret, a childhood love. Rather like a painting-by-numbers, it felt the picture was clear with only the colours to fill in. And, as a very pleasant read I had no problem continuing with it.

Fast forward then to an hour way past bedtime when, unable to put the book down and go to bed, I turned the last page with a deep & contented sigh of satisfaction and the words "I didn't expect that!". Far from running on predictable lines, the author creates a story of depth and subtlety, full of the shades of grey that is actually the human condition. Nothing turns out quite like you'd expect, but how it turns out has a rightness and realness to it.

Definitely a recommended read!
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