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Kissing Alice

2.83  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
When Arthur Craythorne returned from the First World War he was a changed man, struggling with violent flashes of anger, and his two young daughters, Florrie and Alice. Florrie follows Arthur into the Catholic church, but it is Alice he favours. They spend hours together, reading from his copy of Blake's "Songs of Innocence and Experience" - his most treasured possession. ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 323 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Isis (first published 2009)
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Jane
Sep 24, 2012 Jane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is actually about a book and the strange way it affected the lives of the people in possession of it. The story takes place in England and starts at the time of World War I and follows with later family members. I found it quite interesting.
Charlotte
Beautifully written but painful to read. So much sadness in this story.
Tracey Burger
A bit slow. Nothing substantial enough to my teeth around but I stuck with it anyway. Perhaps a nice holiday read.
Femke
Mar 13, 2010 Femke rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Erg mooi boek, je moet zelf erg actief lezen, het is geen boek voor even snel een hoofdstukje voor het slapengaan.
Janicemarie
Interesting
Lc16
Feb 20, 2011 Lc16 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Still not sure how much I liked this book. There was a sadness throughout this book but I never felt I understood Alice or her actions.
Sally Piper
Oct 13, 2010 Sally Piper rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this. Oblique, compelling storytelling; convincing period evocation; fascinating characterisation and lovely prose. A favourite!
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