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Publisher Description

Famous author Olive Wellwood writes a special private book, bound in different colours, for each of her children. In their rambling house near Romney Marsh they play in a story-book world - but their lives, and those of their rich cousins and their friends, the son and daughter of a curator at the new Victoria and Albert Museum, are already inscribed with mystery. Each family carries its own secrets.

They grow up in the golden summers of Edwardian times, but as the sons rebel against their parents and the girls dream of independent futures, they are unaware that in the darkness ahead they will be betrayed unintentionally by the adults who love them. This is the children's book.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
6 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
624
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SELLER
The Random House Group Limited
SIZE
3.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Abbington1 ,

Dense and rewarding

I enjoyed the way this book went to so much trouble fleshing out the stories of such a large cast of characters, but some may find it too hard keeping track of all the strands. I loved learning more about the inter-war period, in particular the Arts & Crafts movement and the Fabian society. However, the themes of the book are timeless, dealing with relationships, unmet expectations, and the search for truth. The book did seem to wind up in quite a hurry, with a few of the storylines having fairly predictable/stereotyped endings, but I wonder whether the author or editors felt the book was getting too long, and that it needed winding up.

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