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A poignant story,
This review is from: Brixton Beach (Paperback)
This was our book club choice for May/June. I doubt whether I would have selected it purely by reading the blurb- but I am so glad I was encouraged to read it. It is beautifully written- characters and setting so well-drawn. So much so I feel like going out and booking a flight to Sri Lanki! This is a story which engaged all my senses and evoked many personal memories, through descriptions of the Sea House; Alice's bedroom in Brixton Beach; food cooked by her grandmother; playing on the beach and walks with her grandfather; her 'aloneness' in England. The list goes on. A poignant story which caused me to reflect on my own life and which gave me an insight into how it must feel to leave one's original home for somewhere so totally different in everyway. I'm about to start Mosquito- Roma Teane's first novel- and I can't wait.