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This review is from: The Child's Child (Paperback)
What an extraordinary disappointment! The modern part of the story was unconvincing enough but the book within a book was much worse. Worse still it occupies around 200 out of 260 or so pages and is not only utterly boring but incomprehensible as to the actions of the principals, Maud in particular, who deteriorates from a sweet, innocent girl to a misanthropic, miserable woman for no discernible reason.
Did Vine write this in her sleep? That's the only explanation I can think of for such an ill-written piece of work. She is normally so well-organised and meticulous in her characterisation, and this fails on both accounts. Sad!