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The Tidal Zone
The Tidal Zone | Sarah Moss
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andrew61
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Today i took my daughter to an open day at Coventry uni where i picked up the bookmark featured + was reminded of this wonderful book which told the story of how the cathedral was rebuilt so i thought I'd post some photos and i'd like now to reread it next year. Religion is always a difficult subject so whilst a long ago lapsed Catholic the new cathedral is an incredible building that gave pause for reflection. Id definitely recommend visiting.

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jhod
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Congratulations @BarbaraBB !!
I want more people to discover the brilliant Sarah Moss and her last novel, The Tidal Zone. Her new one is out in October and I'm very excited!!
Thanks for the #spotlightgiveaway

BarbaraBB Thanks for participating!! 1y
Moray_Reads I love Sarah Moss! 1y
andrew61 I loved this book especially the history of Coventry cathedral. Fascinating. 1y
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Lacythebookworm
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Happy Friday! I started this last night and I‘m absolutely in love in with the writing style (and story).

Kalalalatja Such a great book! 2y
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Becker
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This was an interesting insight to a parent‘s thoughts and feelings when a child develops a serious medical condition. I love the way we see this through the father‘s eyes-not the mothers. And I loved the sections about Coventry Cathedral. Thank goodness for Google! What a remarkably beautiful church.

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ReadingRuby
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So I finally managed to force myself to finish this book. I‘m not usually a skimmer, but by the last 50 pages I just couldn‘t make myself read the long meandering descriptions of things I didn‘t care much about. Almost nothing happened in this book, and it was not made up for by interesting characters. Plus there‘s only so many times I can put up with someone complaining about their tiny house while also having a GP‘s earnings in the family.

Elle_Skeldon I don't love that you didn't enjoy this, but I love that you shared your thoughts about it. Thank you! Sometimes people are way too kind. 2y
ReadingRuby @Elle_Skeldon thank you. It looks like I‘m definitely in the minority! I might give Sarah Moss another go at some point though. 2y
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ReadingRuby
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I‘m really struggling to motivate myself to pick this up and carry on reading the last couple of days... I really thought I would love it. But I‘m not giving up yet

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ReadingRuby
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I‘m having the perfect lazy Sunday curled up with a new book, sleepy kittens and it‘s snowing outside ❄️

Lcsmcat Your 😺is so pretty! 2y
ReadingRuby @Lcsmcat aw thank you, he will be very flattered when I tell him 😸 2y
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BarbaraBB
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Adam is a stay at home dad who takes care of his daughters while his wive is working full time as a doctor. One day daughter Mirjam nearly dies. The impact on the family is enormous; suddenly Adam has to live with the mortality of his children. Ordinary life has become surviving each day. Sarah Moss knows how to write about parenthood and despite the serious subject, she weaves in a lot of humor, picturing England in a funny and ironical way.

JanuarieTimewalker13 What a gorgeous photo!! 2y
BarbaraBB @JanuarieTimewalker13 Thank you, it is around the corner of my house in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, just after it stopped snowing! 2y
Kalalalatja Lovely! And glad you liked the book 👏👏 2y
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JanuarieTimewalker13 I was wondering just where that was. I have yet to see Amsterdam, but judging from this photo, I would love it!! It‘s like a Greenwich Village Venice!!! 2y
BarbaraBB @JanuarieTimewalker13 That‘s a quite nice comparison! 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Thank you!! 2y
batsy Great review, and you live in a magical city 😍 2y
EvieBee ♥️♥️ 2y
LeahBergen Your scenery is killing me. 😍😍😍 2y
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BarbaraBB
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No need to go out fortunately ❄️❄️❄️. I think i‘ll just look at the snow from my couch and start this one!

Kalalalatja Sounds like a great plan 👏👏 2y
Eggs Lovely ❄️❄️ 2y
LeahBergen Perfect ❤️ 2y
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emmaturi Got this on my tbr! 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh my goodness!! I‘ll be on the next plane!! Lol...so gorgeous!! 2y
EvieBee I‘ve been ordering her books steadily and now can‘t think which to read first! (edited) 2y
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andrew61
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The 2021 uk city of culture is Coventry - I've only been once for a friends wedding in the 80's but visited the cathedral and remember it was beautiful so i thought id repost about one of my books of the year which was set in Coventry + referenced the project to rebuild after the ww2 devastation. Congrats to the city, i hope to visit again and its a gr8 way to celebrate culture + i was lucky to see a gr8 performance in Hull this yr a city i love.

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Moray_Reads
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And my book festival purchases for #signedsunday 😍🙌📚📚

maich Wow😍😍🔝 2y
TrishB Fab 📚📙📘 2y
britt_brooke 😍😍😍 2y
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saresmoore LOVELY! 2y
Kalalalatja 😍😍 2y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore three amazing women, intelligent, outspoken and wise. I've never read Helen Sedgwick but in hoping for something great after her talk 2y
vivastory What is your favorite Sarah Moss? 2y
Moray_Reads @vivastory probably this one or Night Waking but I've loved all of them. I still have a couple to read 2y
DeborahSmall Fab! 💓 2y
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Fridayfilms
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I love the way she writes about family - the stresses and anxieties; the little triumphs and bright moments of coming together. There were so many familiar details about the marriage, at times I felt like she'd been spying on us. I'm not sure the historical writing about churches adds much, but it wasn't too distracting. And Miriam often spoke like someone twice her age, although we accepted that about Gilmore Girls, so I'll let that go.

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Moray_Reads
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It's the first day of the Edinburgh Book Festival. There's been a lot of rain but I've seen my first event on a favourite book of last year (tagged) and a fascinating new book called the Growing Season by Helen Sedgwick. Such amazing women! #edbookfest

Louise Oh! Have fun! 📚❤️📚❤️ 2y
saresmoore Lovely! I hope you have a wonderful time! 2y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore Olivia Sudjic next so I am beyond excited to see the woman with the mad mind that disarmed Sympathy! 2y
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saresmoore Yes!! 2y
Kalalalatja How was Sarah Moss? 👏 2y
vivastory I'm very excited (& a bit jealous) Have fun!! 2y
Moray_Reads @Kalalalatja she was fantastic. She totally shut down a young pseudo-feminist who said "of course I support women working and having choices, that's great for women but what about the negative impact on children?" Sarah basically asked why the welfare of children had to be about only women's choices and women's responsibilities and not men's? Mike drop. 2y
Kalalalatja Yaaaaasssss! I wish I could have seen that! I saw her talk last year with Max Porter about The Tidal Zone, and she had so many interesting things to say 2y
shawnmooney I'm so jealous – have a great time! Lawrence Osborne notwithstanding… LOL 2y
saresmoore That story about Sarah Moss and the young "feminist" sounds EXACTLY like a conversation I've had with my husband. ? She sounds awesome! 2y
Sarah83 @scripturient I thought about her... 2y
scripturient 😍 Just one more week! 2y
Moray_Reads @scripturient it was a wet first day but the sun is out today (when I don't have any events, thanks Edinburgh!). I hope the weather settles a bit for your visit! 2y
scripturient @Moray_Reads Thanks! I'm already eyeing the forecast. LOL. But whatever the weather, it's going to be great. 😊 You could still go to Charlotte Square Gardens today and just soak up the atmosphere when the weather is nice. 😃 (edited) 2y
Moray_Reads @scripturient it's been so changeable recently, even more so than usual so it's sunglasses one second and umbrella the next. Edinburgh in august, there's nothing quite like it 😉 2y
scripturient @Moray_Reads Well, you know the joke about a Scottish summer being one's favourite day in the year, right? 😂 I still prefer it to constant sunshine and heat - has much more character. Both sunglasses and brolly are on my packing list. 😁 2y
readinginthedark 😍😍😍 2y
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Kalalalatja
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Sarah Moss does books #familyaffairs like no other. And, yes, I have only read two of her books, but those two were wonderful. Moss writes about the hard part of being a patent and being part of a less than perfect family, and she does it with grace and a simple beauty which take my breath away 👌

#AugustGrrrl

BarbaraBB I heard such good stories about The Tidal Zone, I must really read it 2y
Cinfhen Excellent blurb ‼️😊 2y
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB I really enjoyed it when I read it last year! 2y
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen thanks! ☺️☺️ 2y
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Fridayfilms
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The past has so much yet to teach us.

Sorry for the blurry pic - I'm on a train!

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Fridayfilms
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I was having a terrible lunch hour on Friday when it suddenly struck me: "I don't have to be here." I stood and excused myself, and hustled my butt over to Waterstones in Bloomsbury. I had about five minutes to choose a book or risk being late back to work. It wasn't nearly enough time. In the end I grabbed something off the staff picks table. I'm so glad I did. Only 45 pages in and I can already tell this will be a firm favourite.

TrishB I brought this book in a desperate lunch time too! Not got to it yet though! 2y
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Kalalalatja
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Some of my favourite (relatively) #minimalistcovers - I love how striking they are in all their simplicity 👌

#JubilantJuly

Kimberlone I've never seen that cover of 2y
Kalalalatja @Kimberlone It's from Penguin 👍 2y
I-read-and-eat Love that Stardust cover! What kind of edition is it? 2y
Kalalalatja @I-read-and-eat if I remember correctly it is some kind of Gift edition from William Morrow. I won it in a giveaway some years back, so I didn't have to look for it myself 👍 2y
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jenniferheidi
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I borrowed this book from the library after hearing Sarah Moss talk about it at the Culture, Health & Wellbeing conference in Bristol last month and really enjoyed it. Both a love letter to the NHS and a reflection on how we live with the reality of our mortality and that of our loved ones. I loved the way Moss tied in the story of the rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral: moving on with the new whilst not forgetting or hiding the ruins of the past.

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jenniferheidi
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In a real reading rut at the moment. Hoping this will drag me out of it. Page seven and it's looking promising.

Jinjer I put my fingers in my ears but the sound totally creeped me out. So scary to think how it's all working in there on its own and can have a glitch or completely stop at any time.😳😬 2y
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Kalalalatja
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This book deals with a father and his thoughts and actions after his daughter stops breathing for some minutes, and nobody knows why. It is beautifully written, and the relationships are portrayed with an honesty and simplicity which I haven't seen in many other books.

#Fathers #JuneBookBugs

tpixie Wow 2y
I-read-and-eat That sounds like an interesting but heavy read! 2y
Kalalalatja @tpixie @I-read-and-eat it is so good! It deals with heavy emotions, but in a kind of quiet way 👍 2y
tpixie @Kalalalatja interesting!! 2y
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Flaneurette
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#riotgrams #howyouread #howiread reading on the back porch this morning before the lawn mowing begins in the neighborhood

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled This is in my tbr - let me know what you think! 3y
Zelma That porch spot looks perfect and cozy! 3y
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DeborahSmall
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#maybookflowers 🌸 #eyesoncovers thanks to @ScorpioBookDreams I can take part in today's prompt ❤️📚👁👁

ScorpioBookDreams It'll probably take me months to get around to reading mine. My TBR pile is getting out of control! Xx 3y
TrishB I keep putting off buying this and I'm not sure why! I will get to it at some point no doubt! 3y
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ScorpioBookDreams
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@DeborahSmall this was the book I received 2 copies of.

DeborahSmall Looks interesting! 😍❤️️ 3y
ScorpioBookDreams @DeborahSmall I think I won it in a competition but they sent 2 by mistake. 💕 3y
DeborahSmall @ScorpioBookDreams I still have never won a book giveaway!! 3y
ScorpioBookDreams @DeborahSmall I am weirdly lucky with book competitions. I think I've won about 30 goodreads competitions alone! 3y
DeborahSmall No way!! What am I doing wrong 🙈😂 3y
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sumaiyya.books
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Tidal Zone started off beautifully but after about 70% of the book I started feeling underwhelmed and unsatisfied. It was hard to relate to the historic narrative within the novel, but I found myself getting attached to Adam, the stay at home dad who's also our narrator.I also loved heartbreaking aspect of parenthood. I'd recommend this just on the basis of the stay at home dad aspect, which I think is heavily under-represented in fiction.

coffeenebula Wonderful photo, pretty kitty! 3y
tpixie Love the photo! Cute furry kitty 🐱. And those sparkly shoes!! ❤️💚❤️ 3y
Nute I long to read this book. Sometimes I need only one aspect of a story to be impactful to conclude the book as a good read. Happy to know that I am going to be exposed to the experience of stay-at-home parenting from a father's viewpoint. 3y
Gina Book Depository! I have one of their book marks too. Lovely pic •♡• 3y
Becker The father‘s perspective was also the thing that intrigued me. 2y
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sumaiyya.books
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Just picked this up! Has anyone read it? I'm on page 10 and it's so poetic and intense so far ❤️ Very emotionally charged, but in a good way 🤓 #currentread

Nute I haven't read it yet, but I am thoroughly excited about that book. Can't wait to hear your thoughts. 3y
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andrew61
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I enjoyed this story about how a middle class family come to terms with the 15 year old daughters anphylactic attack. The narrator is adam a house husband and there are three different threads to the book including the family story, the rebuilding of Coventry cathedral post ww2, and paternal grandfather's history. One of those books you want to talk about and great writing.

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andrew61
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An opening page that has drawn me instantly into the story. im looking forward (if you can say that about a book about a father dealing with his teenage daughters near death) to this read.

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andrew61
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Here is my library haul- i went to pick up the resrved thriller ' behind her eyes' but added the longlisted for wellcome prize book above, mothering Sunday, and Maggie o'farrell- we actually have a signed copy of this after wife and i saw her talking to simon (from the readers) in Manchester in September - she is very engaging - but I don't want to spoil the signed copy

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rmaclean4
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I love coming home to book mail!! Excited to read these after hearing so much about them in 2016 favorite book videos.

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SadieRuin
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New books thanks to book depository and #booktube may take a while to get here (about a month) but worth the wait. Now to finish #diversathon so I can jump into them.

bellasocks I ordered Tidal Zone from BD as well. Looks to be a good read! 3y
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Kalalalatja
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Some books from my shelves with a #bookwithinabook.
I really loved The Tidal Zone. It is told from a father's perspective and changes between the father writing a book about Coventry Cathedral and the father trying to deal with his daughter almost dying. It was such a quiet and powerful read, and I would recommend it ti everyone! 👍

#readJanuary

vivastory Tidal Zone sounds wonderful 3y
Kalalalatja @vivastory it really is 👍 3y
jhod My favourite book of 2017 so far! A lot of it is about mundane family life, but i loved the reflections on life and death too. Also great stay at home male narrator! 3y
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EvieBee
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A little late, but here's my #bookface ! #readjanuary

Moray_Reads Love this cover and this book ❤ 3y
BooksForYears I hope this is released in the US soon! I've seen it all around the bookternet and I want to read it! 3y
EvieBee @Moray_Reads Yay! I was supposed to read this a few months ago and it's just been sitting on my shelf. Must get to it soon! 3y
EvieBee @BooksForYears I live in the US and all the posts I kept seeing made me want a copy so I ordered this from fishpond.com for $11. Free shipping! Check it out. 3y
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Moray_Reads
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Sarah Moss has such a talent for minutely researched work. This story of a family coping with the unexplained collapse of a daughter is brilliantly interwoven with the narrator's (father) research into the history and reconstruction of Coventry cathedral. One of the finest books I've read all year. I immediately bought 2 books on the cathedral and everything Sarah Moss has ever written #recommendsday

Kalalalatja It is sooooo good! I couldn't put it down 👌 3y
RachelO Bodies of Light is probably my favourite novel this year - so glad to hear it wasn't a one-off! 3y
Moray_Reads I just finished Bodies of Light ten minutes ago! It was fantastic, but I think The Total Zone is even better 3y
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Cazcayleigh
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Fab book! Great to have the story told from a fathers perspective and the worries parents face. The juxtaposition of a fragile human life against the stone and bricks of a restored cathedral was a nice angle too. Highly recommend.

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wordcrown
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Loved this to death. Such a quiet, yet powerful, story about the freak occurences in life that can leave you scrambling, and how we still manage to build ourselves up when our whole life changes forever. Gorgeous writing, funny, REAL characters that you get to know intimately. Read this if you want to feel everything from sadness and despair to hope and happiness.

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Rick_Eaglestone
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CharlotteK
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Beautiful poetic writing. Sarah Moss writes the way I would like to (but rarely can). The imagery is so perfect and psychologically accurate for a man who is afraid for his daughter's life.

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CharlotteK
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Woke up, started reading (it's a hard life, being on staycation!). According to the The (London) Times: 'Sarah Moss is one of our country's most underrated writers... If there is one author you take a chance on this year, let it be her - it's time, and money, well spent'. I'm convinced already & only got to p.18!

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UnderTheRadarBooks
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This is brilliant

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Kalalalatja
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Oxford's got the prettiest reading places 👌

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awonderinglife
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It pains me not to give this book a thumbs up - Moss is one of my favourite authors and I have loved everything she has ever written. But... This one didn't quite work for me. Parts of it were brilliant and engaging but I felt that there was too much going on.

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Rhondareads
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Rave reviews flew from the Uk Bff to me❤️

Rhondareads Reading now living up to all the raves. 3y
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