The Transit of Venus Paperback
Part of the Virago Modern Classics series
Caro, gallant and adventurous, is one of two Australian sisters who have come to post-war England to seek their fortunes.
Courted long and hopelessly by young scientist, Ted Tice, she is to find that love brings passion, sorrow, betrayal and finally hope.
The milder Grace seeks fulfilment in an apparently happy marriage.
But as the decades pass and the characters weave in and out of each other's lives, love, death and two slow-burning secrets wait in ambush for them.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 05/10/1995
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781860491818
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Review by booksbooks11
Following a glowing endorsement by Jennifer Burne on Second Tuesday Bookclub this was added to my collection. I have to just ask Jennifer why...I just cannot connect with this book, with the characters, with the obscure writing style. I've decided life is too short to spend finishing books I'm not enjoying so this one is going to stay 3/4 read. There were a few passages I really enjoyed but it comes down to the characters, to me they were lifeless and dead, just emotional not present. The detailed descriptions of their love for each other just left me cold - which reminds me of my reaction to another great love story - Doctor Zhivago. Adulturous characters have to be drawn most symathetically to give us the insight to understand the betrayal, I didn't find any of that from Hazzard.