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The Observations by [Harris, Jane]

The Observations Kindle Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 131 customer reviews

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Length: 547 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Harris's voice is an original one, and her rollicking yet delicate narrative pitch sets the book apart... This is a true one-off. (Joanna Briscoe Guardian)

The Observations, which is set in 1863, has all the necessary ingredients for a Rebecca-like absorption. There are enough twists and turns to keep a cynical adult reader up half the night. (Eleanor Byrne London Review of Books)

Bessy Buckley can hold her head up with Moll Flanders and Becky Sharp as a living, breathing mortal. What takes one away is [her] earthy voice, clear as a bell, ringing out her tale of love, loss and redemption. (Sarah Burton The Times)

Funny and original. What lifts the book out of the ordinary is Bessy's compelling narrative voice. (Peter Parker Sunday Times)

Bessy's robust narrative is by turns intriguing, alarming and very funny. The Observations adds up to entertainment of a high order. (Patricia Craig Independent)

Throughout 400 pages of mystery and intrigue, it is not the flawless plot that leaves the reader rapt but instead, Bessy's comic observations. (Daily Express)

A page-turning narrative. (Daily Mail)

The Observations is an astonishing imaginative feat, brilliantly written in bravura, bawdy style. Harris's richly comic, deeply touching novel is destined to be one of the publishing sensations of the year. (Jackie McGlone Scotland on Sunday)

This intriguing, ghostly read will have you hooked from page one. Fantastic. (Company Magazine)


'Bessy Buckley is gloriously gobby . . . An ebullient antidote to
all those po-faced historical sagas.'

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1357 KB
  • Print Length: 547 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Open Market - Airside ed edition (25 Nov. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004E0ZLZG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 131 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,653 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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