This is definately the longest book I've ever read but I managed to read it in three days as I was instantly caught up in the storyline. I'd seen the adaptation on TV a couple of times and decided as I had two weeks Easter holidays I would get round to reading the book. I only finished it a few hours ago and am now feeling at a loss, as over the past three days I have been solely involved in Judith's and the rest of the characters'story. After reading the book I now realise that the TV version does it little justice. It was a compelling tale and I shall probably read it again before the year's out.