Edwina Spinner has lived in the same house for over fifty years. It used to be a busy, crowded family home but now Edwina lives alone and it has grown too big for her. She has decided to sell it.The young estate agent who comes to value the house sees potential. Knock down a few walls, add a wet room. 'People like a project.' But as Edwina takes him from room to room, she ...more
Edwina decides that her house of the last 50 years is too big for her and calls an estate agent. As he values the house, memories come flooding back for her. Very moving flashbacks from her past are laid out before us. Happy times, moving times, scandalous times. Secrets come pouring out.
We are treated to another couple of points of view- how will ...more
Moving and completely absorbing, this book is really impressive, I'm glad I had the chance to read it and I highly recommended it.
Jenny Eclair is a new author to me and I will certainly be reading more ...more
All the characters are very well developed- some you like and some you really don’t like
I think the way it was told from different points of view I just felt Edwinas view at the start was a bit long and could have been shorter!
Last year I read Jenny's "Life, Death and Vanilla Slices" and I rated this book with 5 stars, I truly loved this story, it was different and yet felt so very close home, and so I kept my eyes opened on any new release by this author. Almost as soon as my review copy of "Moving" arrived, I started reading it - I was incredibly hooked by the synopsis to this book, and having in mind previous novel, I was sure I am for a real treat again.
And yes, I was right. Even though I can't help thinking that ...more
Edwina is an artist and illustrator, her first husband and father to her twins dies very young in a freak accident on a family holiday, I warmed to her as a character looking back over an eventful life where nothing works out as planned and everything has to be ...more
What a fab fab book told by three people from different perspectives. Edwina, an old lady living alone in a large house where she has raised her family. She realises it is now too large to manage and decides to sell. As she shows the estate agent around the house each room prompts memories of her past and her life in ...more
Not completely sure about the structure: it's one complete story but told from three different perspectives. As such, it's more like three linked novellas.
The 'betrayal' didn't seem that big a deal to me. Just a comment that was acted upon and resulted in ...more
The book tell of the life's of Edwina as she proceed to sell her house, but found i got lost in the story when another character appeared and Edwina was put away in the back ground to appeared again at the sad ending
I looked Jenny Éclair up as I so far, apart from her first book, only knew her as a British comedian. Turns out she knows what she is talking about as she has a very similar parentage and upbringing as her main character and therefore knows the upper middle class world ...more
The story is in three main sections and I loved the first more than the others.
I do find her v readable. Initially picked up expecting comedic romp- I really should read blurbs, not just author names.
I really enjoyed the story and the style of writing. I will definitely be reading her other books.
She has written three novels, as well as contributed to ...more