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Just finished the immensely good and absorbing novel by Georgie Newbery, her first but not I hope, her only. "All Desires Known" paints a vivid picture of the lives and dramas, ups and downs, humour and sadnesses of people any of us could recognise as friends and neighbours. This is far from being just another chick-lit Aga saga, it's a proper grown up novel. Highly recommended.
Confession - I only bought this book because I was at school with the author. But I read it from cover to cover because it turns out she's become a fantastic writer in the intervening years! Utterly charming, witty and absorbing story - can't wait for the next book. Buy it!
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I will have to say that when I started the book I was unsure, but I very quickly got into the story and then found it hard to put down. It's just a nice book that will appeal to many wanting an easy read with an unusual story line.
The beauty of a good book is the ease in which the reader can fall into it and know every sight, sound and smell. This happened and now I've got to the end I feel a tad homesick. Realistic and believable, village life, romance, intrigue. Great read.
The author clearly understands the characters that are present in today's modern countryside and produces a story that does not always go the way one would expect . The details are lovingly drawn and from a position of knowledge . I look forward to the next