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journey into the past helps her face the present,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Birdcage (Hardcover)
I enjoyed this book even more than the other Marcia Willett novels I have read. The depth of characterisation was excellent and I quickly became involved, even engrossed, not wanting to put the book down. I sympathised with Felix even though he was cheating on his wife because she gave him such a hard time. It seemed extremely clever to weave the past and the present together in this way, using the one to make sense of the other. The author knew just which words to use and her description of what it feels like to be abandoned by a partner was written with great sensitivity. I also loved the vivid conversations, so well constructed and startling. This is a book to keep on one's bookshelf to re-read in future and to savour favourite sections. I would probably choose where Lizzie plays the actress role to the full when she meets the lovely Alison for the first time. Marcia Willett excels in her ability to portray the rich variety of human relationships.