'Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.' Emily has not yet reached the age of judgement. For her, normality consists of contentment and magic and there is no possibility of change in the seeming happiness of her parents - Fen, beautiful and mercurial, and Idle, a hardworking and gentle man. She loves them both and her image of them is together - indivisible, laughing, dancing, making every day scintilate with life. When change does come, Emily is a helpless spectator, confused by the puzzle of ill-fitting events. It is seldom that an exceptional book is written about a child's world for it requires unusual imagination and a sharp, delicate touch. Combining these, Angela Huth looks at the vicissitudes of grown-up behaviour through the eyes of a child who watches and suffers from them. The situation - an all too familiar one - is treated with both poignant humour and ruthless honesty.
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Angela Huth has written three short story collections and several novels. She also writes plays for radio, television and stage, and is a well-known freelance journalist, critic and broadcaster. She is married to a don, lives in Oxford and has two daughters.From AudioFile:
To Emily, life is simple and rich; she has admirable parents, a comfortable country life and well-established habits and patterns. When the apparent happiness of her parents begins to come apart, change and understanding do not come easily. Angela Huth narrates her story in a calm, introspective manner. The scratchiness of her voice smooths out a bit as she assumes the persona of the characters. She maintains an even pace throughout and provides insight into a child's perspective on the types of changes that come when parents find they are no longer bound together. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Time Warner Paperbacks, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110316724580
Book Description Time Warner Paperbacks, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0316724580