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Half of the Human Race by Anthony   Quinn
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Feb 02, 2012

it was ok
Read from February 02 to 09, 2012

OK, I have finished it. I didnt dislike the book as I thought the characters were all brought to life well, overall it was a well told story. But I am afraid I just couldnt warm to it. The story is set Pre and during and post WW1 and includes the movement of the suffragets. The two main characters are a headstrong female desperate to be come a doctor and a cricket playing male of society. I liked the flow of the story, nothing appeared to be lost or forgotten in the telling of this major historical time in London. The hint at the professional sports player's life post sport is poignent, and one that we non-celebs should remember is all too often the case. But overall i feel it was just an "ok" read. Its not one I would rush to recommend reading. And on this basis I am not sure why it has been picked for the @TVBookClub 2012. Have also just remembered something that really annoyed me - why call the Cricket club M_Shires why not give it a proper name!?!?!
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02/02/2012 page 0
0.0% "just starting this for the TVBookClub. Not sure if it grabs me yet but lets see."
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Donna Chapter 1 read, its about cricket!! (well ok and introducing the characters too)

Donna About half way in - its still not grabbed me, but it is an OK read.

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I couldn't agree with you more, I kept waiting for this book to sort of take off but it never really did.

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