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Nutmeg Audiobook

Nutmeg

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Meg grew up in a world of food-filled fantasy, where her first tooth was so sharp her mother used her as a can opener, and eating too many apples once left her spitting pips. Then, aged five, she was humiliated in front of the other children at school and turned her back on the world of fiction, looking to logic to rule her everyday thoughts and deeds.

Now, years later, Meg's mother falls ill and while Meg struggles to deal with the situation in an orderly fashion, her mother remains cocooned in her obsession with cookery, refusing to face up to her illness.

Time is running out and Meg is determined to discover the truth about her childhood before it's too late; but the truth is not what she hoped it would be. Meg faces a humbling decision: to embrace cold harsh reality, or join her mother in a wonderful world of make-believe.

Maybe life isn't defined as fact or fiction - perhaps it can include truth, lies, and everything in between.

©2012 Maria Goodin (P)2012 Audible Ltd

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    Adrienne ohope, New Zealand 23/12/2012
    Adrienne ohope, New Zealand 23/12/2012 Member Since 2015
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    "Whimsical tale"

    The mother in this novel brings magic into the life of her daughter through her love of food. The language is playful and whimsical initially as the author explores their relationship in relation to food and cooking. As the story progresses it becomes a more complex and humane relationship and the novel is both funny and sad. A good listen - well read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer hampshire, United Kingdom 11/11/2016
    Amazon Customer hampshire, United Kingdom 11/11/2016 Member Since 2016

    nothing like a good thriller to quicken the pulse

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    "cute and spicey"
    Would you listen to Nutmeg again? Why?

    no, once I've listened to a book, that;s enougth for me


    What other book might you compare Nutmeg to, and why?

    i woudn't


    What does Imogen Church bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    the charactors, Imogen is a super narrator, you can easily distinguish the different people in the book


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    alwasy but would never have the chance


    Any additional comments?

    love imogen, massive fan of her narrations

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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