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This is a skillfully written novel.
If you like well researched and thoughtful period fiction then you'll like the book. Read more
Wonderful novel, set over the years 1895-1919. The main families are the Wellwoods - mother an E Nesbit-like character, the several children leading an apparently idyllic life with... Read morePublished 5 months ago by sally tarbox
One o fthe most imaginative books I have ever read. I am now hooked on Byatt and will read everything she has written. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bette A. Young
Read as much for the detailed descriptions as the compelling storyline. It's not for everyone -- the book takes some concentration. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Crown
This was a book I was thoroughly disappointed in. I was not previously familiar with A.S. Byatt’s work, but saw great reviews for other books and thought I'd give this one a... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Reading To Distraction
Such a pleasure to read. Thought provoking, both while reading and once you're done. I think back to this book all the time. Read morePublished 8 months ago by JRF
Great read. Recommend to a young adult. However, some of the words are no longer begin used in the English language, but that's okay because A.S. Read morePublished 9 months ago by MJ
A novel should draw in the reader based on the characters and their interactions with life and each other. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Grand Shopper