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You've all convinced me! None of her writing is available in my US library system, or even in bookstores, so I will buy this one myself online.


I'm sure you'll find it worth the purchase, Mary.


I just finished Trio and totally loved it. But I am confused about your comment about Barbara's blog post. You agree with her view that the book is middlebrow and that writers of literary fiction could learn a thing or two from Sue Gee? Or were you referring to something else? I ask because I didn't find Trio to be middlebrow at all. The writing, mood, time shifts, and characterizations to me were very "literary." The writing certainly comparable to Mothering Sunday, perhaps better.

I read the book on my iPad via (as previously noted) Kindle Cloud Reader and wonder whether Barbara's feelings about the book perhaps were influenced by the paper, type style, etc., used. Sometimes for marketing reasons writers are pigeonholed by their publishers and genre is conveyed by book design.

I'm just posing a question, asked with respect.

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