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By A Customer
This review is from: The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets (Paperback)
As others have commented, this takes a while to get going, but once it does it's surprisingly enjoyable. I say surprisingly because it is so obviously and transparently influenced by Nancy Mitford and Dodie Smith (as the dust jacket acknowledges.) Of course it's not a patch on The Pursuit of Love or Love in A Cold Climate, but it's a very charming book and Eva Rice has an easygoing style which is quite addictive, even if she does use the word "giggle" on just about every page. The proof-reading is noticeably bad and gets worse as the book goes on - a few pages from the end, the heroine is taken out to lunch and comments that it was a "balmy evening". These annoyances apart, a good read.