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The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt
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Apr 11, 2010

really liked it
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Read from April 11 to May 14, 2010

I loved learning more about the Fin de Siecle and Belle Epoch setting. I did cry at the end, which is always a good sign. There were a lot of characters and I am sure that the familial blurrings were intentional such that even towards the end I had to keep reminding myself of the genealogy! Also towards the end, the novel suddenly leapt into contemporary relevance in our politically volatile nation/world and I couldn't put aside parallels.
I put this into the highly recommended pile!

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