It's my birthday today!! So I'm not really here, I'm spending time with my family and being thoroughly spoilt with presents and chocolate... hopefully. I'll catch up with all your comments tomorrow, but be sure to whisper!
On with today's post...
The Little House is a pyschological thriller about a new mother and the way her mother-in-law tries to take over. The writing is very stubtle. I was a new mother when I first read this book, and several of the early incidents happened to me - like not havng any clean nappies to hand at an inopportune moment, like not having time to have a shower and having milk stains down a top I wore yesterday, like not having time to hoover or clean the house.
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Gradually, without the reader realising, the story escalates until the young mother is sectioned; with even her husband, the new father, believing that his wife is lacking as a mother and a danger to the baby. And when you look back, it all seems so reasonable. I remember a cold goose-bumpy feeling. Could I, could my friends, suffer the same fate?
I won't give the story away, if you haven't read it, but it's worth checking out.
What I took from this novel was pacing, the importance of balance and detail when you're creating the world in which your characters live.
Happy Birthday! Have a lovely day!ReplyDelete
With all these books you're showing me, my to-read list is getting out of control!
Thanks. I'm hoping to get everyone's TBR list out of control :-)Delete
Sounds an intriguing book that all mothers might be able to relate too... but does it have a happy ending. I'm for books with happy endings really.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday, Annalisa! Have a great day!
Thank you. Can't possibly divulge the ending!Delete
One of my favourite books from one of my favourite authors! I've devoured all of Philippa Gregory's books :-) Hope you're having a fab birthday xReplyDelete
Thanks Linda, had a great day! Did you see the ITV adaptation?Delete
Happy birthday - enjoy your family and your day.ReplyDelete
Thanks Lizy - I had a great day.Delete
Happy birthday! Go enjoy.ReplyDelete
Thanks, I did. Now faced with 450 catch-ups! Glad it's Sunday tomorrow.Delete
Have a very happy birthday and wonderful weekend! : )ReplyDelete
Thanks Theresa, it's been great so far!Delete
Have a great day! Enjoy it! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you :-)Delete
I love Phillipa Gregory and I'm shocked she has a book out that not only have I not read but that I didn't know about. Thanks for correcting this terrible mistake.ReplyDelete
You're welcome. I hope you enjoy it!Delete
Happy Birthday! I haven't read that one, but I like Gregory's work.ReplyDelete
Thanks. The book is worth checking out.Delete
Happy birthday!! I remember my mother-in-law coming into the house and saying, "What a shame. Such a lovely house but it's so dirty."ReplyDelete
Ooh, that sounds like something straight out of this book!Delete
Happiest of birthdays, Annalisa!ReplyDelete
Thanks Suze. I had a lovely day.Delete
Oh that book sounds good! Happy Birthday Annalisa! Enjoy the day!ReplyDelete
Thanks Melissa :-)Delete
Ooh, this sounds like a good one. Philippa Gregory has come out with some awesome stuff I've heard.ReplyDelete
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I've not read her historical novels, but her contemporary stuff is great.Delete
This sounds like something I'd like to read. Thanks for the recommendation!ReplyDelete
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Thanks for the follow, Ellie.Delete