Ne Obliviscaris by Margaret Henderson Smith Book Review,
This review is from: Ne Obliviscaris (Paperback)
Ne Obliviscaris is the sequel to Margaret's novel, A Question of Answers. It features the same characters, primarily Harriet Glover, her long time partner, Mark, and her headmaster boss, Joris Sanderson.
Harriet is still the same old Harriet, bumping into people's cars, knocking folks off ladders, and finding herself in scrapes and weird situations, some very funny, others downright embarrassing. We have all been there, those awkward moments when we wish the world would open up and swallow us whole. Harriet Glover specialises in moments such as these.
She may have lost a little weight, people in love often do, and Harriet Glover is the kind of woman who's invariably in love, it's just that sometimes she can't make up her mind who with. Mark is making noises about getting married again, and not before time, and she's up for that, while all the time Joris is there in the background, the gorgeous hunk of a man, as she describes him, a guy who doesn't always treat her that well, and perhaps that intrigues her all the more so too.
She is fascinated by the trappings of wealth and influence he displays, the yacht, the Mercedes, the Rolex watch, she might feel a little guilty about that, what with her socialist leanings, and perhaps she might be more at home in the company of the union men, but that's out of the question. They are seeking her dismissal, citing health and safety reasons, the woman's a menace, they say, after Harriet knocks the caretaker clean off his ladder once too often. Harriet's teaching position at the school is precarious.
She doesn't care much about that, she tells herself, there are more important things to worry about, and this single-minded lady has other things on her mind. No matter how hard she tries she cannot totally eliminate Joris from her thoughts. She is besotted by the blonde curl that laps over his shirt collar, and the exciting adventures he always appears to be involved in. Fact is, he can do things to Harriet that most other men cannot, and he doesn't need to touch her to do it.
It doesn't matter though, he is going to marry someone else, and Harriet closes her mind to that and gets on with the job in hand, as the story unfurls with countless twists and turns that will keep you guessing right up to the very last page.
Next time you are thinking of buying a romcom caper you should consider Ne Obliviscaris. It would make a great travel/beach/holiday read too.
Do Not Forget, Ne Obliviscaris, and do not forget to think about acquiring this book when you are next in a buying mood. Recommended.
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