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Lily-Josephine

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  110 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Three sisters, Primrose, Juana and Isabel, were the toasts of wartime London. One stayed single, one married for money, and one for love. Thirty five years on they have been separated by age and enmity, but the past waits to claim them with the guilt-laden memory of their long-lost step-sister.
Paperback, 467 pages
Published July 28th 1998 by Arrow (first published January 1st 1998)
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Erin
Apr 30, 2014 Erin rated it it was ok
Honestly, I am a little bit perplexed as to how I shall rate this book. Should I blame the publisher for making a very poor show of the description of the back cover? After all, I spent the first 50 pages or so flipping to the back cover and asking myself "What is this book about exactly?" and "Who is Lily-Josephine?".

Well, it would appear that perhaps the greatest confusion is that book begins in 1981 but will in the following chapters take readers back in time and then flip back to the presen
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Hannah
Apr 04, 2012 Hannah rated it it was amazing
I loved this book in many ways and it left me thinking and feeling it days after.

The character Lily-Josephine is so believable and although I thought it got a bit silly with all of the brothers and the Dad. I felt her love and was actually sad when she died. I was more sad though when the book ended.

A book that could easily have been too comical to believe but it worked.
Laura
Jan 17, 2009 Laura rated it it was amazing
It's a loose updating of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs but don't let that put you off. A story that will carry you along and characters that are as real as the people around you. Kate Saunders hasn't written enough books - we need more
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Apr 26, 2012 Amy rated it it was ok
Started off good with a potential family feud but as time went on the story got more and more unbelievable and boring.
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Dec 01, 2008 Sarah rated it it was amazing
I loved this as a kid because it was the sort of thing my mother would never let me read. But after a while I got to like it just for the intelligent, insightful way it's written.
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Jun 25, 2011 Amy Franks rated it it was ok
Started off good with a potential family feud but as time went on the story got more and more unbelievable and boring.
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Kate Saunders (born 1960) is an English author, actress, and journalist. The daughter of the early public relations advocate Basil Saunders and his journalist wife Betty (née Smith), Saunders has worked for newspapers and magazines in the UK, including The Sunday Times, Sunday Express, Daily Telegraph, She, and Cosmopolitan.

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