Dancing Backwards Hardcover – 25 Jun 2009
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‘“Dancing Backwards” is a delightful read – comic, sad, tender and utterly engrossing.’ Lisa O’Kelly, Observer
‘Salley Vickers has a gift for making the most unlikely settings for fiction absolutely compelling…peerless story telling.’ Independent
‘Packs a surprising emotional and intellectual punch….a wonderfully satisfying, richly rewarding journey for the reader.’ The Times
‘This novel’s central triumph is its portrait of a heroine steadily – and with immense hope – working through the dramas of her quietly difficult life…that is perhaps Vickers’s most appealing characteristic: her essential optimism.’ Sunday Telegraph
‘An elegant waltz through a personal history littered with betrayal and regret, crisply and carefully told.’ Guardian
'Graceful and absorbing … nobody can dig down into the shrouded recesses of the human heart quite as forensically as [Vickers] does.' Elizabeth Buchan, Sunday Times--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
"Salley Vickers' marvellous new novel, 'Dancing Backwards'...is a book about giving and taking and about the kindnesses we are capable of doing one another; it's also shot through with her typical brand of subtle humour and thinking characters who aren't afraid to be fully-formed."
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it is finished.
The book is an easy and pleasant read; the main characters are suitably complicated; but I miss the depth of the author's earlier novels.
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Well writen and amusing with some thought provoking paragraphs. A good holiday read. Sally Vickers is a reliable read well researched and accuratePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Sadly, I was disappointed by 'Dancing Backwards' - I didn't think it lived up to the level of excellence of her other novels.Published 6 months ago by Mrs Handa Bray
Widowed from her second husband, Violet Hetherington, mother of two grown sons, decides to take a sea voyage across the Atlantic to meet up with an old university friend, Edwin,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Susie B
Well written book that holds your attention from the off. Interesting all the way through and doesn't disappoint .Published 12 months ago by Mrs. Louise J. Leinhardt
I love the quiet gentleness in Salley Vickers' books and 'Dancing Backwards' was no exception. I found it easy to read and enjoyed it. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Susie