An Experiment In Love, Paperback book

An Experiment In Love[Paperback]

by Hilary Mantel

3.50 out of 5 (2 ratings)

HarperCollins Publishers 
Publication Date:
07 June 2004 
Modern & Contemporary 


Following 'A Change in Climate', this brilliant novel from the double Man Booker prize-winning author of 'Wolf Hall' is a coming-of-age tale set in Seventies London. It is London, 1970. Carmel McBain, in her first term at university, has cut free of her childhood roots in the north. Among the gossiping, flirtatious girls of Tonbridge Hall, she begins her experiments in life and love. But the year turns. The mini-skirt falls out of style and an era of concealment begins. Carmel's world darkens, and tragedy waits in the wings.

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  • Although I enjoyed this novel for the most part, there were some issues that made it difficult for me to give it five stars. The main issue in my mind, as in other reviewers', was the sudden conclusion of the novel; I was left wanting to know more.

    4.00 out of 5


  • Very interesting to read a Hilary Mantel book that wasn't enormous! This slight story of Carmel and her 'friends' is beautifully written and I was quite intrigued with how the story would turn out. Unfortunately, something eventually happens and then the book just finishes - rather abruptly from my point of view. So not a particularly satisfying read except from a literary perspective - most of Mantel's writing is incredibly evocative and it is worth reading the book for that reason alone.

    3.00 out of 5


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