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Her 'heart rattling like a box of matches in a shirt pocket': with wonderful lines such as this you know you're dealing with a craftsman of words. The story is quite straightforward, but told with a consummate skill thst draws you in and gives real dimension to the characters. As a Welshman of course, it's about home and characters that I recognise and all too easily identify with.
I wanted to read this for some time as on Richard and Judy list and I think it won overall prize for its year.
I read the details of the book with interest and was keen to see what would be said about Hess. I think the writing style was very good in parts but overall there was so much going on with the minute detail that was given and it moved so slowly that I felt I quite lost the will to live with it. Even the Welsh Girl did not have much to her character that would hold interest. I am not Welsh so the other reviewers comments re the wrong accent meant nothing to me It sounded Welsh when the reader read in Welsh but really that was very little and mainly read with a British accent. I will be asking Audible for a refund on this one. Very disappointed Could not recommend.