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Only Margaret Forster book I've not liked much,
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This review is from: The Unknown Bridesmaid (Hardcover)
I have given it 3 stars, not because as usual it's a very well written book and the characters are well defined and believable, but because I don't like gratuitous emotional or physical abuse, and this was emotional abuse by Julia, the main character, which I found disturbing. I couldn't understand why she behaved so badly, both as a child or as an adult, as nothing in her childhood seemed to merit such behaviour. I found myself disliking her intensely and almost didn't finish the book, although I did skip one or two sections. Apart from this negative review, it is a very good book and up to Margaret Forster's usual standard. It just was not for me and is the only one of her books that I won't be keeping.