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Beautiful sensation of nostalgia,
This review is from: The Orchard on Fire (Paperback)
For me, the best part of this book is its creation of a sense of nostalgia, showing how we colour the past. Things that may be untoward (or even sinister) to an adult are given that child-like depiction that makes it even more poignant. The narrative shifts seamlessly from the present into the depiction of 50s childhood so much that it is actually quite hard to pinpoint the exact moment of the change. Overall, as a previous review suggests, this is an intimate and intensely seen novel which reflects the way in which we ourselves often view our own past.