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How intriguing! The Watertones 11 do seem to be well selected. It's also great to see so many women writers. One of my ex writing students (from a few years ago) Jenni Fagen is also a Waterstones 11. Her novel The Panopticon is on the list. She was always a daring writer and I'm so pleased to see her there. Looking forward to reading both Panopticon and The Snow Child ( to start with anyway!).
Thanks for review :)


How wonderful to see a former student on the list!

Simon T

I read about 120pp of this at Christmas, and thought it very good, but not what I was in the mood for then - I decided to postpone reading the rest of it, but I'm sure I'll continue to think it very good, only it will make me a bit less morose!

My one concern so far is that it feels much more modern than 1920 to me - more 1950s or '60s. I'd send people to The Love Child by Edith Olivier afterwards - a 1920s novel on a very similar topic.


I am so glad this has been released in the U.S. I'll add The Love Child to my TBR list as well.


Another for my wishlist! Thankyou, Simon.


Yes, and I do like the US cover, too.


I can't really afford to buy a hardback copy and the library don't even have it listed yet but I was lucky enough to find a copy of The Love Child in a charity shop recently, so I will start with that - always supposing that I will get some reading time in the near future! I have had so little in the past few days that I think I am getting withdrawal symptoms!

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