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The Midnight Library

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5 out of 5 stars
Interprétation
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 19/11/2020

I loved every second of this story. The performance was superb and the concept of the library one I think I will remember for always. I lost my brother to depression and it is comforting to think that maybe he too ended up inside the midnight library in one life. Mrs Elm is a superb character. We all need a Mrs Elm in our lives. This book should be prescribed to anyone suffering from Depression or Anxiety. It is - in itself - the gift of life, and one can’t but hope that if listened to by someone at the right time, it might save a life one day.
Karen Webb
(Author of “A Stranger in Paris”)

Poignant masterpiece I will never forget

Global
5 out of 5 stars
Interprétation
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 22/09/2019

I first read Behind the Scenes aged 40 when it quickly shot into my top five of all time favourites. Ten years on it is even more poignant. I cannot read this book - or listen to it- without a physical reaction of guts wrenching. Bunty and her “autistic” mothering - how perfect a portrayal of the northern mother you so much hope will love you as a child. Her withering resentment. Her inadequacy. The perfect portrayal of my own northern mother. So much so - I wondered if we could be related. As this novel shows, you can be related to the most unexpected of people without knowing it! This book inspired me ten years ago to write - and I was published. My own portrayal of what it means to grow up and be a “just” Ruby was inspired by this novel. Thank you Kate Atkinson. I know I will come back to this book again and again. It can’t all be taken in one one reading.
Karen Webb (author of “A Stranger in Paris”)