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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not her best, 26 April 2011
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Without question this book is beautifully written. But it just didn't engage me in the way that most of Maggie O Farrell's other books have done. I enjoyed it - but it took 200 pages for me to reach a point where I really wanted to know what would happen next. Before this I was content to just read a page here and there each night - nothing wrong with that of course but for me a really good book is one that I can't bear to put down and where the next chance to read a bit more cannot come quickly enough. I liked it well enough in the end but still can't quite shake the feeling that I had to stick with it just a bit too long to get to the bit that gripped me. I do like the way she writes though so hopefully her next book will grab me in the same way that her other books have
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Initial post: 18 Jun 2011, 13:15:14 BST
PW67 says:
could you tell me what her best book is please? as she seems like a good author and i wondered that if its 'good but not her best' what is her best!? thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2011, 19:23:26 BST
Jadi says:
For me,it is "After you'd Gone",but "The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox" is very good,too.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Dec 2012, 18:19:24 GMT
CRP says:
Apologies only just spotted this. My favorite is The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
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