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A charming read, elegantly written.
on 12 November 2002
I wanted to read the short story 'Gigi' to compare with the famous musical film, but it stands on its own. Gigi is a charming, disarmingly honest character, and the other characters - her aunt, mother & Gaston - are interesting and sympathetic each in their own way. It's a lovely well-written story, delightful, and deceptively light. 'The Cat' is a longer story, a novella really. I didn't enjoy it as much as 'Gigi' and found it difficult to empathise with any of the characters (including Saha the cat), but it was an interesting depiction of a new marriage going wrong, and gives some uncomfortable insights into relationships at close quarters.