From Library Journal
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Amazing insight into the claustrophobic life of an ex-pat wife in the Middle East. Very relevant to today despite having been written a while ago.Published 3 days ago by S H.
I love Hillary Mantel's writing. That said, this book was somewhat mysterious. She did a good job portraying the isolation of a European woman in an Arab culture. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Avid Reader
I lived in Jeddah for 18 months in the 1960's. Mantel has captured the atmosphere so well it was almost painful to read!Published 3 months ago by David Blakemore
Though it is now 30 years on from when novel is set, I am currently living in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. If anything, things are more restrictive now. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Pandora
Good book. That's all I have to say,to get out of this mandatory field and close out the book on my pad.Published 3 months ago by DLW
Clinically depressed woman spends a few months in Saudi Arabia and hates it.Published 5 months ago by Jean Ottignies
If you have ever wondered what it would be like, for a European or American to live in Saudi Arabia, then you must read this. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Chey Cobb
After I read "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies", which count among the best books I've ever read, I began to work my way through Hilary Mantel's other books. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Eileen Auerbach