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message 1: by Gina (new)

Gina | 319 comments Mod
Is anyone ready to discuss this one yet? I just have a couple of chapters left.


message 2: by Laura (new)

Laura (digifish_books) | 41 comments The book dragged on a bit for me....I think I got a bit bored about half way through. Not my favourite Persephone, even though I'm not averse to books with no 'plot'. What did you make of it, Gina?


message 3: by SarahC (new)

SarahC (sarahcarmack) | 114 comments I won't be joining this time, but did just finish The Village for next discussion. Have fun!


message 4: by Gina (new)

Gina | 319 comments Mod
Yes, I agree, Laura--it took me a while to get through this one. I didn't find the relationships between Catherine and her husband and children to be very compelling. It's supposed to be an autobiographical book though, so I guess that's what their relationship was like!
Although many of the Persephone books have to do with the war and can be pretty depressing, I do appreciate knowing more about this time since I haven't lived through a war. It's easy to take things for granted, and a reminder of past wars helps keep things in perspective.


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