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The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend
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Aug 21, 2012

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Townsend has a style which reminds me of Nick Hornby with the bittersweet humour and canny observations of the human condition and society.

This is an interesting book which raised lots of questions for me but didn't reach any conclusions. Why are we here? What it feels like to be taken for granted. How we often settle for second-best in life.

There is a lot of sadness in the characters of this book, centring around the melancholy of Eva. Yet Townsend peppers her book with plenty of chuckles to keep the book enjoyable and compelling

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