The Hand That First Held Mine

Registered by deckchair of Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on 12/13/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by deckchair from Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, August 22, 2011
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Journal Entry 2 by AliceF from Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, August 22, 2011
A gorgeously written story of love and motherhood, this is a tour de force from one of our best loved novelists.

When the sophisticated Innes Kent turns up on her doorstep, Lexie Sinclair realises she cannot wait any longer for her life to begin, and leaves for London. There, at the heart of the 1950s Soho art scene, she carves out a new life. In the present day, Elina and Ted are reeling from the difficult birth of their first child. Elina struggles to reconcile the demands of motherhood with sense of herself as an artist, and Ted is disturbed by memories of his own childhood that don't tally with his parents' version of events. As Ted begins to search for answers, an extraordinary portrait of two women is revealed, separated by fifty years, but connected in ways that neither could ever have expected.

Released 9 yrs ago (4/28/2012 UTC) at Urban Coffee Company, Church St in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Released at the monthly meet.

Journal Entry 4 by jazz-ee2 at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 3, 2012
I picked this book up at the Birmingham meet up and have only just realised (having come to journal it) that I have never journalled it as a catch - sorry!

I must admit I was captivated by the picture on the cover - who was the girl, what was she thinking, what was going on in her life? This intrigue spurred me on to read it, and I'm so glad I did. Not really being one for reading about motherhood, I found this to be a beautifully written story of independence and free spirit, as well as love and unique bonding between mothers and children. I'm sure Lexie Sinclair will remain with me long after I have finished the book, as will Innes Kent, Ted and Elina. What a beautiful ending, perfect for the book.

Thanks for sharing this book, I now have someone in mind to pass it on to...


Journal Entry 5 by jazz-ee2 at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Passed on to a friend at work.

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