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3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  45 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Two narrow London houses stand side by side. The households are so close it is easy to glimpse and to be glimpsed. As the long hot summer draws on so the two families draw close, drawn by their desires and their delusions, towards the inevitable impact of collision.
Mass Market Paperback, 249 pages
Published October 21st 1998 by Arrow Books Ltd (first published November 1st 1980)
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Jayne Charles
Jul 31, 2011 Jayne Charles rated it really liked it
This is a fun, undemanding read about some goings-on between two families living next door to eachother. The story is pleasantly character-driven, and the enjoyment for me was in the witty observation of their personalities. From the frustrated author to the unconventional teenager and the miserable mother-of-two, it was impossible not to recognise or sympathise with them.
Aug 07, 2014 Eleanor rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable - well written, utterly believable characters and a deliciously complicated situation of attraction between two neighbours which is very neatly resolved, though not in the way the reader expects.
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Love all her books - this one was no exception. Very easy to read and completely understandable - no twists or turns - just straightforward scenes from everyday life.
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Deborah Moggach is a British writer, born Deborah Hough on 28 June 1948. She has written fifteen novels to date, including The Ex-Wives, Tulip Fever, and, most recently, These Foolish Things. She has adapted many of her novels as TV dramas and has also written several film scripts, including the BAFTA-nominated screenplay for Pride & Prejudice. She has also written two collections of short ...more
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