Ruby tells the story of The Family, from the day at the end of the 19th century when a travelling French photographer catches frail beautiful Alice and her children, like flowers in amber, to the startling, witty, and memorable events of Ruby's own life.
©1995 Kate Atkinson; (P)2009 Random House Audiobooks
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I think this is so well written and really evocative of the fifties which is when I was born. Diana Quick narrates this so well. I debated which version to buy as there is also one narrated by Susan Jameson which is much longer and I can't work out why as both versions were unabridged.
An interesting story with twists and turns to keep surprising you and a story really well told.
There were moments that moved me but not one in particular
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"Sad & funny truly wonderful"
I've read the book before and had forgotten how truly beautifully it had been written I listened to it walking my dogs and got loat in the intricate characters a must read
"a great author, beautifully read."
Diana Quick has captured every nuance of the terrific writing of Kate Atkinson. I have read Atkinson's books, but Diana Quick brings the writing to glorious life.
"Behind the scenes at the museum"
A lovely book. Thoroughly enjoyed it. The narrator is excellent and brings the story to life. If you ever lived in Yorkshire (I did) then it brings back memories.
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