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Honest and authentic
on June 20, 2013
It is such a relief to come upon those increasingly rare elements in contemporary writing - honesty and authenticity. Having delighted in Susie's wonderful, humourous and colourful tales of life in France, I was not prepared to be transported to such an unfamiliar destination, exploring the joys and pain of her early life in Kenya.
It was rewarding and refreshing to be taken back to a world that so more real than the synthetic one we appear to be increasingly sucked into.
Susie's bright-eyed vision of the world around her shines through her writing. The feel of Kenya, the warmth and diversity of the characters that populated her life during that time, are all vividly conveyed. Through exploring the narrative of her earlier life, she helps the reader experience and remember the changes in the ways we all live and think, and helps remind us of what is important in life - people, relationships and place.
Often a very challenging book, but all the more rewarding for that. A great read.