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This is the story of a woman on the run from her husband, her children, herself. Driving through the snowbound Yorkshire countryside, stopping at anonymous bed and breakfasts, prepared to do anything to duck memory, she begins to write stories. Not about her own life, but about other parents, other children: stories to keep her own life at bay . . .
Paperback, 159 pages
Published 1987 by Faber
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Greg Richards
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the most heart rending poignant and engaging books I've read in many a year. Moving from fiction, she writes as a means of escape from the dark circumstances of her current life, the achingly beautiful moments she recounts, to eventually facing ice cold wind of her reality. Wonderful book and highly recommended! ...more
Sophie
Dec 29, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely examination of the female psyche !!
Kate
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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What a miserable book! Maybe I read too much Dostoevsky at a formative age but, reading this, I realised that if there is suffering I expect there to be meaning to be found in it. While I certainly don't want a facile happy ending I want the characters, however degraded they are by circumstances, to be granted dignity. Here, the characters' misery is all so pointless and unrelieved that it left me feeling as bleak as the snowbound moor that Marion drives across.

Marion is running away from her li
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Norah
Dec 27, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Found at a second hand bookshop in London, a First Edition!

Where did it go? not registered with bookcrossing, no journal here... is it in the house or where?
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