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The Secret Keeper
by Kate Morton | Literature & Fiction
Registered by TrinityLeeds of Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 7/2/2013
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Apechild): travelling


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5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by TrinityLeeds from Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 02, 2013

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“An unread book does nobody any good. Stories happen in the mind of a reader, not among symbols printed on a page.” Brandon Mull 


Journal Entry 2 by TrinityLeeds at Trinity Leeds in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 02, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (7/2/2013 UTC) at Trinity Leeds in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Congratulations, you have picked up a travelling book!
If you have a moment, we'd love you to let us know you have the book as we're keen to follow its journey. You can even post a review when you've read it before passing it on to the next lucky person.
Happy reading!
 


Journal Entry 3 by kathryn_b at Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, August 04, 2013

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I am looking forward to reading it as I have loved all her other books. 


Journal Entry 4 by kathryn_b at Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 15, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (9/15/2013 UTC) at Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

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I really enjoyed this book, it hooked me from the start and was full of twists and turns. 5 out of 5! I hope you enjoy it too. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 29, 2013

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Picked this up from Trinity Leeds on my way to the BCUKUnConvention as it's on my wishlist but on arriving at the UnCon found Beqi had so kindly got me a copy so released it onto the book buffet instead :o) 


Journal Entry 6 by wingPlum-crazywing at BCUK Unconvention 2013 in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 29, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (9/27/2013 UTC) at BCUK Unconvention 2013 in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

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To be released onto the buffet table at the BCUK Unconvention. If it's not picked up by a bookcrosser it will be released into the wild when we undertake our release walk......wherever you found it please let us know it's safe with you :o)




 


Journal Entry 7 by sherdnerdess at Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 05, 2013

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Picked up on the Uncon table. I was hoping to find it. I hope to have it read and redistributed before New Year. Thanks for the release! I also have her other 3 novels, one from BC and 2 are mine from charity shops to be released later. 


Journal Entry 8 by Apechild at York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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Was at the March York bookcrossers' meet up. Sounds interesting, thought I'd give it a go. 


Journal Entry 9 by Apechild at York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, May 28, 2016

7 out of 10

People rave about Kate Morton. Honestly, I don't get it. Maybe I started with the wrong book? Don't misunderstand me, this is a good book, but it's not amazing, and it's certainly not something I'd rave about. At almost 600 pages, it is a long one, and there were times when it got a wee bit tedious. I don't think the plot would have suffered had the book been a bit shorter.

I suppose it's about families, getting older and the collective memories of families. Also growing up and realising that our parents are human beings who don't always get things right, have secrets and shock upon shock - our mothers existed and had lives before we were born!!!

Laurel Nicholson is a famous actress in her sixities who comes from a large, seemingly idyllic family. Her mother, Dorothy Nicholson is dying, and in remembering her time growing up and coming across photos from her mother's pre-children life, Laurel is wondering how much of her mother she actually knew and whether there isn't a really big secret lurking in the cupboards. So she sets about investigating.

Another massive chunk of this book is following Dorothy, or Dolly as she was called, through those formative years, mostly during the second world war in London. She has her sweetheart from Coventry who randomly seems to live in London with his father, Jimmy, who is a photographer and who also gets many a chapter dedicated to him. And there's Vivian, an Australian woman married to a writer. She lives across the road from Dolly's live-in work and Dolly idolises her to the point of blowing things out of proportion, making up stories, thinking they're best buds when they're blantently not. I can't say, as the story wore on, that I particularly liked Dolly. There was something heartless and nasty about the way she'd lie (but really believe what she was saying) and manipulate other people's lives for her own ends. She does some unforgiveable things during this time. And I suppose that's another fact of life for Laurel to discover - that when you get to know your relatives as people, be it your mother, or others, you may learn that you don't actually like them.

There was a wee twist at the end, which although a bit sentimental, did give a more satisfactory ending to the tales than I had been expecting.  


Journal Entry 10 by Apechild at Brigantes Bar & Brasserie OBCZ / Meetup Venue in York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (7/28/2016 UTC) at Brigantes Bar & Brasserie OBCZ / Meetup Venue in York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom

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I am aiming to get these (releasing a few books together) to the BC bookshelves in Brigantes tomorrow. 


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