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I have always loved books ever since I learnt to read. The sort of person who would look at an instruction manual if there were nothing else available. Not that that has happened too often - I have tottering piles of books not to mention e books. I will read almost anything as l long as it holds my interest. Besides books. I love music, photography, cryptic crosswords and playing Fitz 1 & 2 games.
The Past: A novel - Tessa Hadley

3 sisters, 1 brother, kids, a new wife and 1 hanger on descend on a family house in Devon for three weeks holiday and to discuss whether or not to sell it. This was beautifully written by a very talented author, with fantastic descriptions. The only trouble was there was far too much describing and not enough doing and not enough dialogue. I didn't like any of the characters and thought that the child Ivy was obnoxious. The story sounded brilliant but it didn't work for me. I kept reading it because I loved the style of writing and I will certainly read something else by this author.