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This is not "Notes on a Scandal"
on 25 May 2009
Yes, it is beautifully written but in the end how much pleasure is to be had from reading about such truly unlikeable, angry and hopeless people? Being set in another culture makes it less likely to grab her previous readers. The main plot device is not really a 'devastating' discovery, rather run of the mill and sad. Well researched and educational in religious attitudes but not really a book I would pass on.