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The Room Upstairs

3.17  ·  Rating details ·  48 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published 1966 by Heinemann
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Gemma collins
Aug 23, 2012 rated it liked it
I found this book in the street in San Francisco along with a pile of other books, I picked up this one because the cover was just amazing. I felt like reading a sort of trashy creepy book that I thought would probably be quite formulaic in style and I could read before bed. This turned out to be a very strange book. I surprised myself by being actually quite interested until the end. I just found it entertaining, some of the descriptive prose was hilarious in its awkwardness and then some parts ...more
Patricia
Feb 24, 2012 rated it liked it
This novel started out wonderfully with the character in the very sympathetic plight of having her family farm divided by a freeway. But it got weird. First in an enjoyably uncanny way. By the end things stretched credibility too far. Or maybe it seemed the characters got offered up to wit. I have a hard time pointing out what exactly didn't work about the ugh ending.
Keith
Aug 06, 2014 rated it liked it
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"The Room Upstairs" is a discomforting story of an 80 year old widow named Sybil living alone in an old New England house and what happens to her after an accident.
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Goodreads Librari...: Please add book cover 2 10 Nov 18, 2015 07:24AM  
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From the publisher: MONICA DICKENS, born in 1915, was brought up in London. Her mother's German origins and her Catholicism gave her the detached eye of an outsider; at St Paul's Girls' School she was under occupied and rebellious. After drama school she was a debutante before working as a cook. One Pair of Hands (1937), her first book, described life in the kitchens of Kensington. It was the firs ...more
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