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  • As the characters battle for possession of Christabel, Margaret Forster catches every note and nuance of good intention, misplaced motive and downright selfishness-a remarkable achievement

    Financial Times
  • Forster has the essential capacity to see everyone's point of view... In that territory of dread and reconciliation which is the family, Forster reigns supreme

  • Enticingly written-a compelling read

    Time Out
  • Motherhood is taken out, held up to the light and given a vigorous shaking-a book with impact

    Times Literary Supplement
  • Poignant, impeccably written-especially heart-rending because it is so believable


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