The Bridge

by Maggie Hemingway | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0340565330 Global Overview for this book
Registered by BookGroupMan of Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on 6/9/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, June 09, 2006
This came to me as part of a large batch of books left at my office. I've just noticed that it is based in Walberswick, which I know well as it is on the Suffolk 'Heritage Coast' near where I live - I like reading books with a local interest, so I will get around to this at some point

Journal Entry 2 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, October 13, 2006
(13/10) I have to be honest; I only read this because it is set near where I live, about 15 miles up the ‘Heritage Coast’ in Suffolk…so I know Walberswick, Dunwich, Southwold and the glorious beachs, marshes and lowland heath which Hemmingway so lovingly describes. The book is a very simple forbidden/unrequited period love story with the backdrop of Queen Victoria’s jubilee and a long hot summer. Isobel Heatherington is spending the summer at a house in Walberswick with her 3 daughters and aunt, and meets up with painter Philip Speer with quite disasterous consequences – well based on the prevailing moral code and restricted behaviour, there is no crime committed (and very little action!), only a stolen glance, a dance, a chaste kissing of hands and a lot of soul-searching. The end result is pleasant enough, not great literature, but atmospheric and quite an acccomplished first novel.


Part of a package going to France

Journal Entry 4 by belsize from Sélestat, Alsace France on Thursday, October 19, 2006
Received it by post today. Thanks again Bookgroupman.

04.11.09: Wonderful little book I enjoyed very much.

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