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3.23 of 5 stars 3.23  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Violet seems to lead an ordinary and uneventful existence - single, working in a shop, and living with her parents in rural Kent - but her life has already been touched by tragedy. At 21, Violet is a young widow, and the couple she lives with, Harvey and Laura Blackwood, are not her own parents but those of her late husband, Jonathan. Rocked by grief, Violet has shut herse ...more
Paperback, 259 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Fourth Estate (GB)
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David Hebblethwaite
Rebecca Connell’s second novel, Told in Silence, is a portrait of a family with secrets; no one is all that they appear to be to others. Violet Mason was eighteen, working as a legal secretary and just about to start university, when she fell in love with – and married – a thirty-year-old lawyer named Jonathan Blackwood. Now twenty-one, Violet is a widow, living with Jonathan’s parents, Harvey and Laura, and making tentative steps towards regaining a normal life. Then, at Harvey’s birthday party ...more
Steve lovell
My island state remained, until recent times, one of the last bastions of legalised homophobia in the ‘civilised’ world. Thankfully now, with a more liberated class of pollies coming to the fore, we are at the cusp of having the most progressive laws in the nation as far as enlightenment in this regard is concerned. As a similar unshackling of strictures has occurred around the globe, it has become safer to emerge; England to its credit first enacting laws to this end back in the sixties. As thi ...more
Mel
I enjoyed this at first, although I found Harvey's attitude towards Violet overwhelmingly creepy. I felt the plot was a little predictable and boring, but well written with well thought out and developed characters.
Samantha
I found it really hard to read at times and I put it down for a few months but its the kind of book where it stays with you and you don't really forget anything
Jean
Good mainstream novel. Intriguing.
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