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on 9 March 2017
Stirred a variety of deeply personal emotions and prompted recognition of values and social mores I subscribed to and totally accepted many years ago. It triggered too haunting memories of wartime when I was a three year old cowering in an Anderson shelter in the back garden. This everyday story of a small working class family played out against a background of momentous world and national events is in turn uplifting, humorous and often tear jerking.
This beautifully illustrated small book captures the highs and lows of lives so ordinary that they become compulsive reading. It captures vividly the ageing of loved ones, their loss and the resulting unfillable void for those left behind. Ethel and Ernest also struck a chord with my twelve year old grandson who was captivated and moved by this unfolding of mundane but unforgettable lives as opposed to his usual diet of super heroes, time lords or teenage wizards.
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on 31 May 2017
Lovely book, nostalgia and a lot to read about which is an interesting era. I am keeping this book, as one day I would like to read again.
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on 4 April 2017
Fabulous book. Bought as present, but would like a copy myself. Great for children or adults. Fabulous illustrations and story.
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on 14 January 2017
set out like a comic book balloon speech type writing sad story also available on dvd
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on 13 May 2017
perfect for a seven year old that saw the film at christmas time
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on 24 June 2017
wonderful and moving book
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on 18 June 2017
Great and funny read
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on 4 May 2017
The book is very good but I have to say that it has been brought to life better on screen
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on 18 April 2017
I bought this after watching the film on TV. It is just a lovely story, told with wit and charm. Bets buy for some time.
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on 17 July 2013
Do not be fooled by the comic strip layout. Ethel and Ernest is a love story of epic proportions, the story of Briggs' parents. Even the hardest of hard nuts will be touched by the love that radiates from this beautiful book.
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