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It Ends With Revelations
It Ends With Revelations | Dodie Smith
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During a summer festival in an English spa town Miles Quentin, a distinguished actor, and his devoted wife become friendly with the local MP Geoffrey Thornton, and his young daughters Robin and Kit. All of these attractive, intelligent and busy people seem untroubled at first. But the surface of their lives conceals problems which start to come to light after the Quentin's return to their London theatre world and the Thornton's to their Westminster home. This leads to an unconventional love story in which loyalty may prove more important than love. It Ends with Revelations deals with complex issues of love and commitment, while retaining elements of the light hearted comedy of I Capture The Castle and the nostalgic charm of The Town in Full Bloom. As ever, the vivacity of Dodie Smith's writing and the warmth of her characters will keep readers guessing until the last page.
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Well, this novel does indeed contain revelations which I dare not spoil! It is dated, but I can‘t help think it was in ways progressive for 1967. The female MC doesn‘t seem to take charge of her own destiny, BUT, there are other aspects of this complicated love story I appreciated. I am left feeling a bit melancholic for the two principle characters.

I wish this had been part of a Litsy buddy read to discuss - lots of fodder!

Tamra P.S. It takes halfway thru the novel to really get rolling, so hang in there! 1mo
LeahBergen Great review 😊 1mo
Tamra @LeahBergen thank you! 🥰 1mo
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A moment to just sit and read! ☺️

AlaMich If I walked past that cover in a bookstore, I‘d definitely grab it! 1mo
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I am so easily seduced by beautiful covers, so when I saw @Tamra ‘s post about the Smith books, it wasn‘t long before I found myself clicking the purchase button. To make matters worse (or better…), a slew of Gibbons books with gorgeous covers were recommended, so why not one more? I‘m looking forward to the day that I cozy up with a hot cup of tea and one of these beauties. #bookmail #blameitonLitsy

catiewithac Charming! 3mo
IndoorDame Gorgeous! 3mo
Ruthiella Beautiful! 😍 3mo
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Tamra Oh so lovely! 😍 3mo
merelybookish Gorgeous!! 3mo
Leftcoastzen Wonderful covers! 3mo
batsy Yes, those Vintage Gibbons's are also so pretty! 😍 3mo
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I‘m anticipating some cozy reading this winter! 💙

IndoorDame Beautiful editions ! 3mo
Ruthiella I‘ve only read (and love) (edited) 3mo
batsy These covers 😍 3mo
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Tamra @IndoorDame @batsy right?! 😍 3mo
Tamra @Ruthiella me too, that‘s why I ordered these too. I did not expect to love I Capture as much as I did! 3mo
JamieArc Oh, these looks wonderful! 3mo
jlhammar Oooh, those are lovely! I can't believe I haven't read I Capture the Castle yet! I own it. I need to make that happen in 2023. 3mo
Tamra @JamieArc 👏🏾👏🏾 3mo
Tamra @jlhammar for sure! It‘s outside my wheelhouse, but I LOVED it. 3mo
LeahBergen What lovely covers! I own New Moon With the Old but it‘s still TBR. 🙄 3mo
Tamra @LeahBergen yes! I would suggest a buddy read but it seems we have at least 3 on our plates now. 😂 3mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 Right?? 3mo
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This was an interesting read in that it was quite a dated concept and thinking. That said, while some would not enjoy it because of the passive female protagonist and her thinking, as well as that of the male characters, I enjoyed it for a different outlook that was prevalent earlier in our century. It definitely got me thinking about many issues pertaining to feminism and where these subjects have led in modern times.

rubyslippersreads I have this on my TBR list, since I 💙 3y
sparrowssavvy @rubyslippersreads I loved I Capture the Castle! Many people read this and didn‘t like it as much, but I can definitely still see her writing style in it. 3y
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