A story of love, loss, and the distance between three generations of one family, this novel centres on Iris and Ruby, a grandmother and her granddaughter, as they try and make sense of their respective lives.
©2007 Rosie Thomas; (P)BBC Audiobooks LTD
"Thomas can write with ravishing sensuality." (The Times)
"Rosie Thomas is both a subtle and realistic author and her portrait of Iris is never less than absorbing." (Daily Mail)
"Shifts in time"
This audiobook got me through a week in Disneyland Paris with 2 teenagers - great to have something distracting! It was beautifully read by Rula Lenska. The story flitted very well between the two generations and made me want to escape from Paris to Cairo. The war time scenes were particularly well done and I wondered what stories my mother might tell of her own experiences at that time to her granddaughters. Well worth a listen.
"Such a lovely story"
Well read, easy to follow, a really lovely story of age and adolescence, of endless love, of war and loss, against a background of the streets of Cairo, now and during WWII. Well worth it.
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