11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Gripping, moving and different!!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Sacred Country (Paperback)
Rose Tremain has created another masterpiece with this work. The central character of Mary/Martin explores a range of emotions and circumstances that are beyond the scope of experience for most people, but the author creates a reality that all readers are able to relate to. The village life of rural England is vividly painted, with the stagnation and oppression felt by the key characters clearly tangible. Swinging London of the '60's allows Mary/Martin to come alive and live the life that he/she has been yearning for. In summary, this is an eloquently written narrative, with excellent characterisation. The events are in turn moving and comical, and I recommend this book as a gripping read.