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Excellent writing, perhaps not totally for me though,
This review is from: By Battersea Bridge (Hardcover)
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By Battersea Bridge describes the life of Anita Mostyn, who grows up in the shadows of her brothers and feels somewhat left out of her family relationships. The story revolves around a trip to Bulgaria that she makes with a friend, and her experiences and the memories that are evoked whilst on the trip.
Davey writes brilliantly, no question about that. However, I didn't feel as though the book was quite for me. I initially picked it up because of the title - I spent quite a bit of time in my youth by Battersea Bridge, playing in Battersea Park. Yet I didn't feel a sense of remembering myself - the novel, whilst describing London brilliantly, never really drew me in. In particular, I never felt much kinship or empathy with Anita herself, and so whilst I appreciated the writing in the book it's not one I'd particularly recommend.