N up version of an Enid Blyton book Before I begin I should point out that I have read the 2007 German paperback edition of Willett s The Children s Hour titled Das Spiel der Wellen The book turned up in my kitchen after it was cleared out by one of my neighbours He left it with me since I am the only German speaker i Old folk reminiscingMarcia Willet started writing at the age of fifty and has since written 20 novels It is not surprising then that this book was peopled with old folk all churning up distant memories I listened to the Audible version read by June Barry who is also getting on in years and by the end I could feel my hair greying Admittedly there are some young folk in the narrative and flashbacks to when those whose memories we shared were young but overall it was if I d walked into a nursing home The language was also of an age people spoke on telephones rather than phones
for example And I struggled with the lengthy descriptions and unnecessary example And I struggled with the lengthy descriptions and unnecessary of cultivated garden flowersThere was a cast of thousands
"And I Had To Draw "I had to draw a family tree in the early stages of the book as it is impossible to r Charming story about dealing with love loss and family Sort of Rosamund Pilcher light Brave use
of present tense for the flashback scenes of wartime England but it works Believable characters nice character developmentpresent tense for the flashback scenes of wartime England but it works Believable characters nice character development satisfying resolutions without being overly saccharine I would definitely read by this author I find this type of story to be good summer reading. Lett von den Geheimnissen der Kindheit und den Tragödien des Lebens und entführt ihre Leser mitten in den Kontinent des Herzens.
review Ê eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ï Marcia WillettNot a particularly challenging book but an easy read I almost decided that I wasn t going to finish this book but since I was almost half way into it I decided to finish it An amazing thing happened as I got deeper into it I grew attached to each of the characters and their lives I love that there were dogs in it and that they were mentioned uite often I also love the English setting as I lived in England for 10 years When it ended I was sad
to lose touch with the characters For the first couple of chapterslose touch with the characters For the first couple of chapters so I didn t think I was going to like this book the main characters were introduced in a rather higgledy piggledy manner I was struggling to work out who were the peripheral characters I wrongly categorised one as such who were the main characters how they fitted in with one anotherBUT I soon found myself being drawn in to a thoroughly absorbing tale with likeable but not too nice well drawn charactersI was sorry "when I came to the end of the book will definitely be watching out for "I came to the end of the book will definitely be watching out for Marcia Willett I did not like this book here or thereI did not like this book anywhereSo many secrets So many things that circled back but it felt forcedIt felt fake and sugar coated and frankly it ust bored meI picked it up and read because I confused it with another book of the almost same name And ugh I did not like this one bit Sorry Willett I m sure you are a lovely person and we can have tea together but your book was ust not for me 35I picked up this book because it sounded like. Für die unge Lydia und ihre Kinder ist Ottercombe House an der Südküste Englands eine Insel des Glücks Eines Glücks das dur. It was about an idyllic childhood
IT WAS IT TAKES PLACE INwas It takes place in in the 1930s and there are five children in a
BIG OLD HOUSE NEAR THE SEAold house near the sea mother enchants all of them when she reads to them It was a lovely picture so far removed from our world at the momentIt was enchanting but the tale became so much Two of the children are now elderly ladies still living in the same house They feel threatened when their older sister who is in the early stages of dementia comes to stay They fear she may reveal their secretsAnd there are a lot of secrets which are eventually revealed and the sisters won me overEven an idyllic childhood in an idyllic setting is not free from outside forcesI think every family should have an enchanting children s hour I actually didn t finish this book found it very dull and slow I was halfway through and nothing had happened I tried reading a few chapters from the end but still no spark It is a family story about present and past beautiful old house lovely gardens and walks on the beach and dogs with funny names Some will love this book I know ust not for me This book was OK The story is uite interesting but it was spoilt by the painfully slow build up The author was obviously trying slowly to develop the characters but it began to become annoying with the constant references and descriptions of dogs going for walks and cups of tea I liked the switching between the past and present and I was keen to know what all the secrets were It was almost like a grow. Ch die Ankunft eines Fremden erst vollkommen aber auch sehr zerbrechlich wird Mit unvergesslichen Charakteren erzählt Marcia Wil.