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The Hot Year

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The Hot Year was a wartime year; it was also the year in Lucy Slade's life which took her from St. John's Wood to Delhi and Rangoon and back again, changed and a little chastened, but at heart wiser and gladder than when she had set out. It seemed like two hundred years, so much had happened: marrying Miles Spender and meeting Steve McMahon, to begin with, and the endless ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published February 1st 2013 by Magna Large Print Books (first published 1955)
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♛ Garima ♛
I might not read this book but loved the cover art. It was love at first sight!
Adrienne B
Jan 07, 2018 rated it did not like it
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From my opinion, there are too many gaps in the narrative of this story and I almost quit reading well before the half way mark. The storyline is very difficult to follow and often there are jumps in narrative that are never explained. Why does Lucy love Miles? That was never explained. Who is Lucy, what is her background and where does she come from?

Lucy writes a newspaper article which seems a pivotal moment and yet the article itself is never properly introduced; Chapter 14 just begins with
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Mystica
The story moves between light hearted London despite it being war years, to Delhi and then to Rangoon.

Lucy wants change and she signs up for it. However this story which could have been a good account of Lucy's life turns out to be rather lack lustre. A girl of this time moving from London to Delhi should have been more full of color and boldness than what it was. I could not find the reason for her love story either. Both Miles who eventually became her husband and then there was her cousin
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Entrada Book Review
Dec 01, 2017 rated it liked it
The Hot Year has an intriguing story line. It follows Lucy from London to India during WWII. The writing starts out so staccato it seems to be written in rapid fire bursts of irrational "female" outbursts and decisions.

But you grow to like Lucy through her various self-inflicted difficulties and want her to be happy in the end. The conclusion can be spotted a mile off but still a satisfying end to the story.

The book provides a unique look at an overlooked group during the war.

A light read to put
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LettyT
May 22, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quirky little book, quirky character. Lucy Slade is just a bit of a free spirit. She has some silly little moments that will keep you amused.

Admittedly, the book was a little hard to get into at times but overall not a bad book just not the writing style I usually read.
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