The Winter Folly

The Winter Folly

Book - 2013
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It is 1965 and young Alexandra Crewe obediently marries the man her father has selected for her. But very soon both she and her husband Laurence realize that their marriage is a disaster. When real love finds Alexandra, plucking her out of her unhappy existence, she is powerless to resist. Her home becomes Fort Stirling, a beautiful Dorset castle, but Alexandra fears that there will be a price to pay for this wonderful new life. When tragedy strikes, it seems that her punishment has come, and there is only one way she can atone for her sins . . .
Publisher: London, England : Pan Books, ©2013.
ISBN: 9781447287490
9781447230489
Characteristics: 515 pages ;,20 cm.

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Dec 14, 2015

The central character's repeatedly stupid choices (especially the one that drives the story - it is unbelievable that she would believe what anyone - certainly someone who had been repeatedly and sadistically cruel to her - says to her, with no careful analysis or attempts at confirmation) seriously decreases any emotional reaction one feels at the denouement. Not worth the time it takes to read this lengthy novel.

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