Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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The Children's Book: A.S. Byatt

A hefty family saga- with a huge cast- covering the years between 1895 and 1918. Also a cultural and social history of the period. The pivotal character is a fictional version of the children's writer E. Nesbit.  Very enjoyable and immersive- and awesome in its logistics-  though I can't help thinking that most of what Byatt is doing here has been done before. 
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