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The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
by Maggie O'Farrell | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingVekikiwing of London, Greater London United Kingdom on 3/10/2011
Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by madmadge): travelling


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2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingVekikiwing from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, March 10, 2011

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I was clearing out my bookshelf and have decided this should go. I really enjoyed it, but am unlikely to ever actually read it again 


Journal Entry 2 by wingVekikiwing at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, March 11, 2011

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Released 7 yrs ago (3/11/2011 UTC) at London, Greater London United Kingdom

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I'm sending a RABCK to this BCer, and spotted this on there wishlist, so figured I'd throw it in as a little extra. Enjoy - it's a really good read :) 


Journal Entry 3 by madmadge at Christchurch, Dorset United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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What a wonderful surprise! I didn't expect this one too. I'd forgotten it was on my wishlist but it's so nice of you to spot it. Off to mark it as 'granted' right now.

*hugs* and *xxxxxxxxxx's* to you. 


Journal Entry 4 by madmadge at Christchurch, Dorset United Kingdom on Friday, March 25, 2011

10 out of 10

This is an amazing book. Once I'd dipped into it I couldn't put it down and it overtook all my other books (I usually have 3 going at one time). Very moving and hard to believe that someone could be locked away and forgotten for years for something so trivial. I was moved to tears in places and the twist in the tale at the end was totally shocking. I would recommend this to anyone.


Amazon Review:
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox is Maggie O’Farrell’s most stunning novel yet – the story of a life stolen, and reclaimed.‘Ladies and gentlemen, behold. It is most important to keep yourself very still. Even breathing can remind them that you are there, so only very short, shallow breaths. Just enough to stay alive…’Edinburgh in the 1930s. The Lennox family is having trouble with its youngest daughter. Esme is outspoken, unconventional and repeatedly embarrasses them in polite society. Even Kitty, Esme’s beloved sister, is beginning to lose patience. Something will have to be done.Years later, in the same city, a young woman named Iris Lockhart receives a letter informing her that she has a great aunt in a psychiatric hospital who is about to be released.Iris has never heard of Esme Lennox and the one person who should know more, her grandmother Kitty, is too adrift in her own memories to answer Iris’s questions. What could Esme have done to warrant a lifetime in an institution? And how is it possible for a person to be so completely erased from a family’s history. 


Journal Entry 5 by madmadge at Christchurch, Dorset United Kingdom on Sunday, April 03, 2011

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Released 7 yrs ago (4/4/2011 UTC) at Christchurch, Dorset United Kingdom

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Sending this to akosukolot who won it in my recent RABCK. Enjoy! 


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