Written by the author of 'Benefits' and 'Closing', this novel spans 120 years and three continents and chronicles the lives of five generations of women set against a background of Victorian repression, prostitution, the fight for the vote, the devastation of the war and the women's movement.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 512 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 10/11/1988
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780860689638
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Review by jayne_charles
A decent read overall, but I thought the early stages, dealing with sisters one of whom emigrated to Australia, went on a bit too long. It was more interesting once we got to the wartime, and more modern characters. The author's feminist politics are all over it, but given that it's a family saga about women one can hardly complain.