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Green Grass

3.46  ·  Rating Details ·  107 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Raffaella Barker's captivating novel about love, the countryside, and an invisible woman starting to catch sight of herself again. Laura Sale is becoming increasingly frustrated by the relentless demands of her life as partner of a famous conceptual artist and mother to teenage twins. As Inigo grows ever more successful in London, Laura longs for the rural Norfolk of her c ...more
Published May 6th 2003 by Headline Review (first published January 1st 2002)
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Jan 16, 2016 Zara rated it it was ok
After reading the first few chapters of this book I thought that I would not enjoy it very much; but it grew on me. If I could give half a star I would have rated this book at 2.5 stars. However as I cannot, I have rated it as 2 stars based on the fact that it is nowhere near as good as the books I have previously rated with 3 stars. Rather than a real plot, this story felt more like of a stream of consciousness, and the punctuation (or rather lack of it) throughout the book is appalling. Despit ...more
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Mar 26, 2013 Dora Okeyo rated it liked it
I did get this book- and I am glad at least I did so in an hour's time.
Story: Laura's been together with Inigo an artist who is fascinated by the Mobius strip since all his pieces are based on it- he's an adult toddler-she is tired of always fitting around his schedule, doing what he loves, and they have kids- twins- Fred and Dolly, the boy is like Laura, the girl is as temperamental as the Dad-and funny thing is they've never been married.
I liked: Laura's brother, Hedley-at least he was the onl
Jan 16, 2016 Jennifer rated it liked it
I am a big fan of this author. Her stories are not big on plot but I enjoy the eccentric characters and the English countryside. Laura is in her 40's and has been mother and caregiver to her twin children and her artist partner. When her brother tells her about a run down cottage for lease in the countryside, she decides to make some changes in her life. Meanwhile, it takes time for her "family" to adjust.
Jul 17, 2013 Redfox5 rated it liked it
A book detailing the breakdown of a relationship. Laura feels her life is insignificant compaired to her partners. She starts to change things which allows cracks to form. Their child, Fred is quiet charming but seemed much younger than the age he is supposed to be. There is nothing that really stands out for me in this book. It's not bad but it's pretty average.
Nov 14, 2014 Elaine rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
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Nov 21, 2015 Naomi Harris rated it liked it
Barker managed to crate both endearing and aggravating characters. There were poignant sections but the ending sucked, mangeing to ruin the experience.
Jan 30, 2010 Rebecca rated it did not like it
I had trouble getting into this book, in fact, haven't finished it. Maybe I'll try again...
May 11, 2009 Mew rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2009
pointless and timewasting... plot-less...
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Raffaella Barker was born in London in 1964 and moved to Norfolk when she was three. Her father, the poet George Barker, had 15 children; she is the oldest of those by the novelist Elspeth Barker.

She spent her childhood in Norfolk sulking and refusing to get dressed, going everywhere in her nightie. She recalls worrying about how to respond at school when asked how many brothers and sisters she h
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