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Small Island - Andrea Levy

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sallystrawberry Sun 06-Mar-05 22:04:42

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hoxtonchick Sun 06-Mar-05 22:26:06

i read this too recently & thought it was excellent. i wasn't really expecting to enjoy it, but was really grabbed by the story. my mil has read other books by AL & says they're good too.

sallystrawberry Sun 06-Mar-05 22:37:42

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hoxtonchick Sun 06-Mar-05 22:43:32

i took it with me when dp & i went away for the weekend - he didn't get much of a look in!

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Tue 08-Mar-05 23:36:07

not hugely keen.

lilibet Tue 08-Mar-05 23:39:04

Loved it once I got into it

Liked everyone - even Bernard at the end.

I thought the section where Hortense went for the teaching job was heartbreaking

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Tue 08-Mar-05 23:40:54

I think because I've always heard the stories it was nothing new to me. I'm not keen on her style of writing. I find it very stilted. I've read another of her books and didn't much like that one either.

sallystrawberry Tue 08-Mar-05 23:41:27

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lilibet Tue 08-Mar-05 23:47:20

one of our group referred to it as 'one step up from Catherine Cookson' - especially the ending.

sallystrawberry Tue 08-Mar-05 23:48:26

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MunchedTooManyMarsLady Tue 08-Mar-05 23:49:14

ssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....

lilibet Tue 08-Mar-05 23:52:05

(very quietly..........)


as long as it's not Barbara Cartland

sallystrawberry Tue 08-Mar-05 23:54:02

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MunchedTooManyMarsLady Tue 08-Mar-05 23:54:42

girls... keep it down lol

sallystrawberry Tue 08-Mar-05 23:55:49

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MunchedTooManyMarsLady Tue 08-Mar-05 23:58:44

The things we (secretly) read

lilibet Wed 09-Mar-05 00:02:07

confesses




I once read a danielle steele





oh the shame !!!!

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Wed 09-Mar-05 00:02:59

me t...... no I just can't say it

sallystrawberry Wed 09-Mar-05 00:04:39

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