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Last Train From Liguria by Christine Dwyer Hickey
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Dec 14, 09

Read in December, 2009

I enjoyed this one - I think. The characters are singularly unlikeable - Edward the Irish alcoholic with a dark secret, Bella the buttoned-up governess, Alessandro with his problems - but the book really works. These three misfits support each other against the backdrop of the rise of Italian fascism and the onset of war, and the scene setting really is spectacularly beautiful and vivid. It's a genuinely strong narrative too, with an interesting modern thread where a grand daughter tries to make sense of everything that happened. I wish I'd liked the characters more though...

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12/12/2009 page 119
30.36% "Took a while to get me hooked, but enjoying it now..."

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seanat (elka) I just wish there's been some explanation as to what happened to them all...left a bit dangling here :(


LindyLouMac Annie thanks for sending me here to read your review. It does seem we had a very similar opinion about this. I was interested to read that you did not like the characters. They were rather pathetic but that was all part of the story line I felt.


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