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LIFE SEEN THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY
on 1 September 2008
It's difficult to know quite where to begin here, in the face of such overwhelming praise from so many satisfied readers. And yet over 600 being offered for sale from one penny perhaps speaks more eloquently of the book's appeal. It's not that it's badly written, just that it fails to illuminate Master Georgie's life. That after all should be its purpose, particularly where, as here, that person existed and at least one of the events described took place. The author is content to conjure up others to act as prisms, which would be a useful literary device if they illuminated the central figure, but instead we see him through a glass darkly. I may be in a minority of one, but it failed to live up to my expectations.