The 2004 novel The Peacock Emporium by Jojo Moyes, the bestselling author of Me Before You and two-time winner of the RNA Novel of the Year award.Athene Forster embraced the Sixties like few others.
Nicknamed the Last Deb, she was spoiled, beautiful, and out of control. And within two years of her marriage, the rumours had begun again.Thirty-five years on, Suzanna Peacock finds refuge from her mother's shameful legacy in her shop, the Peacock Emporium.
Within its magical walls she discovers not just friendship, and an escape from her troubled marriage, but the first real passion of her life.But the spectre of her mother still haunts Suzanna, setting in place a series of dramatic events.
Only by confronting the past will she finally be able to face the future ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages, n/a
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 10/01/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780340960370
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Review by tina1969
Athene Forster is the most glamourous girl of her generation. She is also beautiful, spoilt and out of control. And two years after her marriage to the steady young heir to a farming estate the rumours have begun again.Thirty-five years on, Suzanna Peacock is saddled with her dazzling mother's legacy, at odds with her father and his second wife and struggling in a stalled marriage. The only place she finds comfort is in her shop - The Peacock Emporium. There she makes the first real friends of her life, including Alejandro, who is escaping his own ghosts in Argentina...My Thoughts:After reading the brilliant ‘Me before You’ I was expecting something as good. This book however was not. I was totally let down. However this book was quirky and different. It had an ok story but I was expecting perhaps a little more at the end when revelations were revealed.The book was slow at times and very random and did keep jumping about. Large chunks in the middle were quite slow going and I did wonder where it was going.Finally finished the book and I felt like I was reading it forever and overall not too bad but after reading ‘Me before You’ I felt like I had read two completely different authors.A bit of a plodder this one but I was determined to finish it.