A book you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving
|A Lifetime Burning Linda Gillard|
This powerful and emotional story looks at families and sibling relationships and considers dark undercurrents which threaten the very sanity of the people involved.
Linda Gillard is one of my favourite contemporary authors, and yet I picked this book with some trepidation. The subject of incest, jealousy and family secrets is a brave subject to tackle, but with her usual skill, Linda manages to convey the message without being sensationalist, or too graphic. The power of the reader's imagination is allowed to shine through, and this became one of my favourite reads of 2011.
I have lost count of the amount of times I have recommended this book to my friends - read it if you can - you won't be disappointed.....
The only cat watching I need to do is to stop my friend Timmy from sneaking in and eating my dinner....