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The Nightingale's Nest Paperback – November 30, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperback (November 30, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340828587
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340828588
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 7.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,713,022 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"* 'Rich and engrossing' - Yorkshire Post * 'Crisply drawn... convincing... accomplished.' - Christina Koning, The Times on Swan Music * 'Utterly convincing. Harrison's perceptiveness, reliably elegant style and compassionate awareness of the subtle vagaries of the human heart make hers a book you're neither likely nor willing to forget' - Harpers & Queen on The Dreaming Stones * 'A consummate storyteller' - Woman & Home on The Dreaming Stones"

About the Author

Sarah Harrison has written children's books, short stories, articles and scripts as well as many bestselling novels. She lives in Cambridgeshire.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Beverley Strong on July 23, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I found this to be a very restless book with no one's feelings ever seeming to be satisfied. Pamela Griffe is left a very young widow after WW1, and after only two weeks as a wife. She trains as a secretary, itself a bold move in those days, and eventually goes to work for a very avant guard couple who run an art gallery. Their houshold always houses guests who visit for lengthy stays at their hosts' expense, but it has become clear that they're happy for people to stay, as their own marriage is an unconventional one which needs constant company. Through them, Pamela meets a wealthy business man, John Ashe, a man who was terribly disfigured in the war, and whose dark, brooding spirit looms over everyone he meets. He employs Pamela on a part time basis to keep the books for his seedy nightclubs and brothels, although that's never quite spelled out. Pamela's one romance since she was widowed, fizzles out and she decides to save her money to provide a shelter for "fallen" women who need a place to live after the birth of their babies. It's not a happy book and, although written well, it left me feeling "irrity" ie. irritable and itchy around the edges.
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