Eleanor Lee is fiercely independent. She has lived alone well into her nineties, despite her now near-total blindness. Now, finally, she has been persuaded by her children to move into a home. She employs Peter, a recent graduate nursing a broken heart, to spend the summer sorting through her attic - papers, photographs, books and letters - ahead of the move.
These fragments of her own history unleash in Eleanor a long-concealed story of forbidden love, betrayal, passion, grief and self-sacrifice; and in their unlikely friendship, something is unlocked in Peter's heart, too.
©2014 Nicci Gerrard (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
"Subtle, poignant and tremendously skillful." (The Observer)
"Beguiling, poignant, wonderful." (The Sunday Express)
"Acutely observed and beautifully written." (Woman & Home)
I would have liked to give this 3 1/2 stars as it wasn't quite a4 for me, but better than a 3!
Read VERY well ... I liked Eleanor hugely and do like books that include 'flashbacks.'
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