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A book that makes for difficult reading, as we follow the lonely protagonist through a life fraught with expectations. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Claire Bendix
If you come to this novel after Wolf Hall, you may wonder if this is the same novelist. This novel seemed sparse and rather flat. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Dee H
Beautifully written, not surprisingly, and with Mantel's eye for the telling detail.Published 11 months ago by Blueaholic
I enjoyed this book and how Mantel has captured the period, and the changing views. I think what disappointed me most was the ending. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Alistair Blunt
Friendships are funny relationships and they endure all types of situations. What this book shows that true love (platonic) can be easily found and endured in friendships and can... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Katieq
This blew me away! It is wonderfully written -- a carefully observed tale of growing up in an impoverished and repressive world, a vivid portrait of the main characters. Read morePublished 16 months ago by ledocs
This is a book about girls and women, but not a pandering or philosophical treatise. Girls and women are simply who it’s about, the characters who grow, feel, learn, change, and... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Rebecca Bembry