"A very sensitive story and reading"
What a wonderful read. I had to play truant this morning because I just could not part with the book. Touching story, perceptive thoughts, lovely written and beautifully read. It was one of the best books I read this year, if not the best.
I really looked forward to the 3rd sequel. I, therefore, downloaded it at once upon its release. But this book I hardly got into it, had to rewind again and again and when I eventually "worked" through it the end was so unexpected that I thought it was only the end of part 1 having missed the familiar "This book has been broken into multiple parts ...". Having said so the book comes up to its title.
"A capital listen"
I downloaded the book because of all the good reviews it received in the media. And, yes, it is a fantastic listen, not only very interesting but most entertaining and well read too. One of the best books I listened to over the past months. A real treat.
"You listen and learn"
In general, I do not go for this kind of book. But this time I was intrigued by the good reviews the book got in the media. And I was not disappointed, in fact, pretty much the opposite. It was a fascinating listen I could hardly part with and left me with doing some research on workhouses etc. The Streets is novel in which history is artfully woven into the story and very well read.
This book stayed on my wish list quite a while because usually biographies & memoirs are not my thing. But having listened to it eventually I am very glad I did. It is a fascinating book. The story of one of the grand English families and its country house and the of the coal mining industry, nicely intertwined. And beautifully read. One of the best books I downloaded.
I took me some time to get into it. But then I could hardly put down my earphones intrigued by the story as well as the wonderful listening. Probably not the book you like to read whilst roasting on the beach but being snuggled up on a sofa with a cup of tea and biscuits or a long journey you do not have to concentrate on the traffic.
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