Absent in the Spring and Other Novels (Mary Westmacott Omnibus, #1--Absent in the Spring, Giant's Bread, The Rose and the Yew Tree)
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Absent in the Spring and Other Novels (Mary Westmacott Omnibus, #1--Absent in the Spring, Giant's Bread, The Rose and the Yew Tree)

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This first ever omnibus edition brings together three of Agatha Christie's classic Westmacott novels: Giants' Bread, Absent in the Spring, and The Rose and the Yew Tree.
Paperback, 656 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by St. Martins Press-3pl (first published January 1st 1994)
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Stephanie
When you stand back and take a dispassionate look at the situation, Agatha Christie is pretty darn kitschy, even when she's trying to write Deep Novels under a nom de plume. But when you dive on in, they're still scrumptious. 'Absent in the Spring' is particularly devastating in its study of the emotional isolation of a person who consistently chooses denial as a coping strategy.
Ester Sihite
I think good
Becca
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I have always loves Agatha Christie and have gone through a recent kick of rereading all the Marple and Poirot mysteries so I thought I would try this - so far Absent in the Spring was fairly good. poignant and sad but nice. skipped Giants bread and not really loving the last novel, but still good . . .
Eileen
Absent in the Spring - 4 stars; Giant's Bread - 6 stars; The Rose and the Yew Tree - 5.5 stars. Simply excellent characterizations / explorations of human nature.
Mary-Clare
Only read "Absent in the Spring". Not the others in the anthology.
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