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Shroud For A Nightingale by P.D. James
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Nov 16, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-2009

The writing is sublime. Admittedly the book, written in 1971, has aged. The nurses wear starched aprons and caps, if you can imagine that! And there were a few words that I did not know, words I probably should have written down on the back of my bookmark to look up later, but I was far too mesmerised by the story for that. There is a real sense, in the novel, of nothing being rushed. Everything is carefully noted, and thought about, and there is something soothing and centred about that.

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