The Poison Tree
5 journalers for this copy...
The novel opens with Karen and her nine-year-old daughter, Alice, collecting husband and father, Rex, from a ten-year stint behind bars for manslaughter. As they drive home they detour to Highgate and cannot resist a moment of contemplation outside the formerly rambling and dilapidated home that witnessed Rex’s fall from grace. Flashback to the heady summer of 1997 when New Labour rose to power and the world felt full of possibilities for the young graduates at Queen Charlotte’s College and meet gauche seventeen-year-old, Karen Clarke. Fluent in a handful of languages and having passed an unremarkable four-years studying for a degree, even her dad thinks she is old before her time. Seeming to have gone from being sheltered throughout her school education she has blended into the background and found herself thrown together with a group of dreary girls all with their eyes on the bigger picture of marrying well. Yet for Karen her degree is just another qualification to add to her many and she is discombobulated by the enforced change that graduating presents. Undecided on her future she meets twenty-one-year-old drama student, Biba Capel, an effusive and bewitching breath of fresh air into her sterile world.
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Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, July 10, 2017
Well written, but not quite my cup of tea. To be offered to another....in the WishList UK Tag.
Journal Entry 3
UK Wishlist Tag, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Monday, July 10, 2017
Released 2 yrs ago (7/8/2017 UTC) at UK Wishlist Tag, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom
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Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, July 10, 2017
Arrived safely today. Thank you for the tag!
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Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, February 04, 2019
I enjoyed this more than I thought I would with its twists and turns.
Reserved for either the mail a garden sweepstakes or a RABCK.
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Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Monday, February 18, 2019
Off to the winner of the mail a garden sweeps.
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Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Arrived yesterday. Thank you!
Journal Entry 8
Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Saturday, April 20, 2019
Sadly, I have not been able to get into this book. I shall look for a new home for it.
Journal Entry 9
Canada Post Postal Outlet in Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Sunday, May 12, 2019
Released 5 mos ago (5/15/2019 UTC) at Canada Post Postal Outlet in Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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Sending as a RABCK to ReetPetite. Enjoy!
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Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, May 20, 2019
Thanks for sending this book to me.
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Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, June 17, 2019
A slow start. Got going about half way & turned out to be a gripping story. The house in Highgate was also a 'character'.
Would read more by this author.
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Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, June 29, 2019
From the July 2019 meeting
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Berkswell Train Station in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, August 03, 2019
Released 2 mos ago (8/3/2019 UTC) at Berkswell Train Station in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom
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