I don't understand why people didn't like this book. Plot and characters were well developed. Narration was also terrific. The only down side was the rather abrupt ending. I expected a few more chapters at least!
I've read all the reviews, and I understand why some people were upset. There is a lot of Italian in the book, but I found it very engaging to try to figure out what was said. George always provides enough context in the next few sentences following the Italian to make it perfectly clear!
I love all the detail she provides about Italy. I thought the plot was very clever, with lots of twists and turns.
I adore Davina Porter - she is my favorite narrator!
Plot is quite involved, as usual, but very well done. We see the beginning of the disintegration of banks' marriage. Narration is excellent. Quite enjoyed the whole thing beginning to end!
Perfect accents for each character. Well done.
I don't even know if I can bring myself to finish it. The characters are all devoid of reason or depth and the main character is not just a loveable old rapscallion: she's despicable and totally unlikeable. AVOID this book. The plot is idiotic. This book has zero redeeming value. Read it at your own peril.
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