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Road Home, The
by Rose Tremain | Literature & Fiction
Registered by nice-cup-of-tea of Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on 2/18/2010
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by YokoSpungeon): to be read

2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Thursday, February 18, 2010

9 out of 10

I absolutely loved this book, moved me both to tears and laughter! now on its way as a RABCK to a lovely bookcrosser!

Amazon Review
A superb new novel from Rose Tremain , 11 Jun 2007
By dickiebird "goldfinch" (Suffolk, UK) - See all my reviews

This review is from: The Road Home (Hardcover)
I have always admired the award-winning author Rose Tremain, but her new novel THE ROAD HOME is the one that has given me the most pleasure. The tale of Lev, a middle aged Polish migrant worker, who comes to London after losing both his job and his wife, is both moving and funny. It's a marvellous take on modern Britain where foreign workers on scant wages toil away in the kitchens of posh restaurants in London and asparagus fields in Norfolk, whilst at the other end of the scale celebrity culture rules. Lev is a good man and a heroic hard worker. As he struggles to earn enough money to send home to his mother who looks after his little girl, he is helped by unexpected acts of kindness from a cast of diverse and entirely uncliched characters. Beautifully written, THE ROAD HOME is an uplifting read and highly recommended. 

Journal Entry 2 by YokoSpungeon at Dunboyne, Co. Meath Ireland on Thursday, June 24, 2010

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Dear nice-cup-of-tea, thank you so much for the book which I am so very much looking forward to reading. Also, thanks for the beautiful photos you included which I shall be using as bookmarks! :) Please give your handsome boy a kiss and a hug from me! Will report back with a review when I have read it. xxx 

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