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A Sweet Obscurity
by Patrick Gale | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingrainbow3wing of Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, March 02, 2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingrainbow3wing from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, March 02, 2012

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Picking this book up from the table at Thursday night’s Edinburgh, BookCrossing Meeting, I was surprised to find it had not been registered with BookCrossing. Perhaps it was left on the bookshelves by a new BookCrosser who ran out of time to register it or perhaps this was even left on the shelf by someone inspired by the BookCrossing books present to share this book with others?
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OK from Fantastic Fiction: A moving and intensely felt examination of the steps to which we will go to seek protection and security in others. Returning to haunted Cornish landscapes familiar from other Gale novels, it is the story of individuals in search of a family.

Dido, the nine-year-old heroine and emotional centre of Patrick Gale's latest painful comedy, knows that the adults who surround her, the adults who should know better, depend on her for happiness. So who is she to turn to when her short life turns upside down and tragic family history threatens to repeat itself.

Eliza, the clever, depressive aunt who has brought Dido up, and whose brilliant academic career has foundered due to the demands of unlooked-for motherhood, tries and fails to give Dido the happy normal childhood she never had herself. Her ex-husband Giles needs Dido back in his life, feeling it has lost all meaning, all substance, without her. Then there is Pearce, the new love interest in Eliza'a life, desperate to give Eliza and Dido the security and protection they need. But will Eliza let him? Does she love him or is she using him to restart a stalled career?

Only Dido, unheard of in the clamour of others' needs, has the power to make or break the happiness of these children in adult clothing. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingrainbow3wing at Always Sunday cafe, High St (Royal Mile) in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, March 02, 2012

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Released 2 yrs ago (3/2/2012 UTC) at Always Sunday cafe, High St (Royal Mile) in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

This does sound an engaging though maybe harrowing read, I though am inundated with other books I have lined up to read. So now I am planning offering it a new audience by taking it to the Official BookCrossing Zone bookshelf downstairs in the Always Sunday Café. It will be released later today. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingrainbow3wing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, April 30, 2012

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Coffee plans changing in March means I still have this book, which is great as i am scrabbling around for a book to release tonight at a wee mini-meet, organised by teapot with some bookcrossers from Australia!!! Woo hoo!!!  


Journal Entry 4 by wingrainbow3wing at Biblos, Chambers Street in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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Released 2 yrs ago (4/30/2012 UTC) at Biblos, Chambers Street in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Taken to Monday's mini-meet with Australian bookcrossers in Biblos not picked up that night so I left it on the shelves, where it will most likely be available to bookcrossers attending the monthly meeting on Thursday, tomorrow!  




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