Monday 21 June 2010

Dancing Backwards

I've just finished reading a lovely book Dancing Backwards by Salley Vickers.

It's a while since Ive read a book that I've really enjoyed. This one is the story of a woman recently widowed, taking a cruise trip across the Atlantic to new York to meet up with a friend she hasn't seen in years. The actual journey is punctuated by a metaphorical journey into her past in which she unravels her own involvement in troubling events.

I have enjoyed all of Salley Vickers's previous novels, especially Miss Garnet's Angel. Dancing Backwards is well written and a very gentle read. It is both funny and sad in places, a great read for long, lazy summer days.

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