Monday, November 30, 2009

Family Album, by Penelope Lively

Interesting and well written, if slow paced novel about a family of 6 children and their parents, and their relationships with each other, with Ingrid the au pair who never quite moves on, and with the family home, Allersmead, which was more of a character than some of the children. Feminism and femininity, memory and myth, and whether truth is in the head of the thinker are all kind of addressed in a dreamy, very polite style.

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