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The writing is stunning, the characters real and alive.
So far so good, but about halfway through the book I began to find the repetition of events seen though the eyes of each of the children a bit too much.
It's fairly well-written but I cared very little for the characters - not one of them is interesting or likeable.
This book started slowly for me and I was a bit distracted by how characters were presented. Must admit there were not any characters that I loved but coming from large family... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Charles W. Houseworth
This was an interesting study of a large family in rural England, living in an old, crumbling mansion. Read morePublished 1 month ago by DubaiReader
This is a story about a house as much as a family. Allersmead is a rambling and unrenovated Victorian house with an expansive garden that is home to the Harpers: Charles, a cold... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Beth Quinn Barnard
What a disappointment! After devouring "Moon Tiger", I reached for another
novel by Penelope Lively and this one was available. Read more
Does not meet the standards I had set for my favorite author - but she's forgiven, in light of all the joy she has brought her readers...Published 9 months ago by L. Stein
Years ago I remember having a conversation with my sister in which we realized we'd had quite different childhoods in some ways, mostly owing to her being four years older (and... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Anne G.
I really enjoyed this novel, which seemed to place me in the role of analyst for a seemingly "happy" family with a major secret to conceal and contend with. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Helena Troy
This is the first book by this author that I have read. I liked it so much that I went to the library to get one of her other titles. The book was clean and unmarked.Published 13 months ago by Judith Thurston
This is a novel with a perfect title, but one which points as much to the book's weaknesses as to its strengths. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Roger Brunyate