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Everything that happens to Elizabeth deepens her understanding of motherhood even though her life is turned upside down. IRISH INDEPENDENT'It's a sad and lovely book, brimful of tenderness and compassion, where the revelations of the past upturn the perceptions of the present. After enjoying the TV drama, “holding,” based on Graham Norton’s first book, I was pleased to discover his writing has continued. This is the 2nd novel I have read by Graham Norton and once again I am so impressed with his writing.
It is a mesmerizing read and so unexpected ,had no idea what would happen and it was all alarming and upsetting and yet i could not put it down. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal. While it took Margaret Mitchell 10 years to compose 'Gone With the Wind', and 12 years for Victor Hugo to finish 'Les Miserables', Graham Norton appears to have thrown this together over the course of a rainy Saturday afternoon and published it the following Monday without any further thought or attention. The house is in dilapidated state and more worryingly, infested with rats which scuppers Elizabeth's plan for residing there for the short duration of her stay.Overall however I was just a little bemused by the abrupt conclusion and the takeaway felt a little too simplistic.