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The Little House by Phillipa Gregory

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shandyleer Mon 29-Jun-09 13:21:54

Has anyone read this, and what did you think? I think I first read it pre-dc, and it didn't have quite the same impact as it did just recently, second time around, post dc!

MamaG Mon 29-Jun-09 13:23:38

Do you like it? Ihaven't rad it but like PG. Will look out for it

bluejeans Mon 29-Jun-09 19:00:47

Is this the book about the mother inlaw?! If it's the right one I loved it! grin Didn't realise at the time PG more famous for historical novels

shandyleer Tue 30-Jun-09 18:18:53

Yes its the book about the mother-in-law, and yes I did like it, especially 2nd time around! MamaG, I think you'll probably have more luck getting it on Amazon as, if I remember correctly, its quite a few years old now and not sure if it would still be stocked in bookshops.

Miggsie Tue 30-Jun-09 18:36:34

I read this, as a library book.
Yes, it says a lot about MIL and DIL relations.
Although I must admit I did wonder why the wife bothered competing for the affection of such a crappy bloke, she'd have been better off with someone else frankly.
And also, why did she end up looking after her FIL like she was a skivvy?
I think it is a very powerful story as the DIL turns into her MIL whom she despised, and I think the implication is she will do the same to her son and HIS wife when the time comes.

Says a lot about female domestic power struggles and how bad relationships perpetuate themselves, and how men just don't operate on that level at all but are the ultimate winners as women compete to "serve" them and make them happy at whatever cost to themselves.

ADealingMummy Fri 03-Jul-09 19:44:24

I really really liked this book. It is one of my overall favourites .

potatofactory Fri 03-Jul-09 19:46:26

I've got to say I thought t was awful - just not convincing.

potatofactory Fri 03-Jul-09 19:47:25

Idid quite want some of those pills, though. Which I probably oughtn't admit... wink

simpson Fri 03-Jul-09 19:47:41

I loved this book have read it a few times smile

saramoon Sun 05-Jul-09 15:38:50

I read this - got it from a charity shop - cos I like her historical stuff and thought it was quite good although yes can't believe how awful the husband was, loved the ending though

fircone Mon 06-Jul-09 18:59:37

My godmother sent me this when ds was born. I devoured it. For those of us with a certain type of mother-in-law it is essential post-natal reading.

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