- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2546 KB
- Print Length: 596 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1448139902
- Publisher: Vintage Digital (2 Aug. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008PU8WK2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 270 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #29,603 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I recommend it to both young and old, and I am spurred to write this review, on going to Amazon to buy get a copy for the house and for my young teenage babysitter who has the joy of reading it for the first time to come!!
As well as shedding light on her families past, in the journals we the reader are privy to, she also writes of the arrival of the Cotton brothers Simon and Neil who become the Mortmains landlords through inheritance. It is from this point that you feel and begin to learn that the Mortmains lives could be about to change but could it be for the worse or for the better. If Rose and her family have their way it will be for the better as she decides she must marry the eldest brother Simon, however things don't always run according to plan do they? I shall say no more of the plot for fear I would give anything away.
What I will say is expect the unexpected and keep going. Why do I say that? Well, to be honest, after a flying start with the Mortmains and the wonderful narrative of Cassandra, who is one of the most original characters and voices I have read in some time. At some point after part one had ended and part two began I started to become a little bored. I am not sure why either. It wasn't that the book is very descriptive or that the subtle plot went a little slowly, because I love both those things when done well as this is.Read more ›
The book is a set of three diaries written by the seventeen year old character of Cassandra Mortmain, expressing her perspective on her slightly eccentric family, life, and love. Her family consists of her father who is a writer and is portrayed as being mad, her step-mother, Topaz, who models for nude paintings and communes with nature, and her elder twenty-one year old sister Rose, who is beautiful but unfortunately vain and bored with her life. Lastly there is Stephen Colly, a gardener-boy who has, in effect, been adopted into the family, and who is madly in love with Cassandra.
The reason that I chose this book for my review is that it is so captivating. It is a book that is simply impossible to put down and leaves you feeling that you want to start all over again and re-live the story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A lovely sweet and quite girly. Book to read when you want to relax and nott think too much. Deep without being dense and romantic without being cheesy, this is this novel is... Read morePublished 2 months ago
Really enjoyed this book. The young narrator has a smart wit and logic which never failed to make me laugh. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gracelikestoread
Recommended by a friend who said it was one of her favourite books. So glad I bought it. An excellent read.Published 3 months ago by C. Bellis
This book is a great book for an older audience. Suggesting, about 14 or 5 year olds. It is written in a certain style of witing that is possibly hard for a younger audience to... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rachael Maxwell
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