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In the Beginning Paperback – 13 March 1997
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- Publisher : Jonathan Cape Ltd (13 March 1997)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0224044265
- ISBN-13 : 978-0224044264
- Dimensions : 12.07 x 1.91 x 20.96 cm
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The charm of the book is the family itself. Rose and her children are so normal, they are like any other family. As you are reading it, you know that what is happening is probably being repeated over and over to other families "in the real world" and their reactions to the separation are going to be pretty much on a level with those of Rose and her family.
This was a really enjoyable, gentle read, very much character led, one that you get completely drawn into. Highly recommended.
A very thought provoking book as you consider her predicament. At first the kids are confused and unhappy which turns into uncertainty and rebelliousness which tests Rose's ability to cope. But cope she does in the end after much struggle.
I could empathise with her having walked out on my own marriage of 35 years, giving selfless devotion to my husband and family only to discover like Rose that everything 'we' owned was in fact 'his'!
Starting a new life at 42 on her own, never having worked outside of the home before but with 3 kids to support, becomes Rose's biggest challenge but day by day she succeeds bit by bit but suffers along the way as things do not always go according to plan and she ends up with more heartbreak. I just loved her interactions with Ben and her certain determination to keep control instead of allowing him to paint himself as the victim and making it all out to be Rose's fault it has all gone pear-shaped. A determination she never thought she had but delights in this new discovery and I just loved the wine glass scene and could picture this in my minds eye!
The road she travels opens up all sorts of new opportunities but with the help of a few friends, the support of Damien, Lisa, Brian and her in-laws she navigates this painful road and discovers more about herself than she ever realised.
I loved the book and enjoyed it immensely, now I am looking forward to the sequel Something Like Love. Thank you Catherine for a really lovely read. Highly recommended.
The shock of the announcement brings everything that Rose had believed to be rock-solid, tumbling in rubble around her ears and there are a series of unpleasant discoveries waiting for her. What do you do if you put your card in the wall and no money comes out of the cash machine? How do you feed your children and pay the bills when the bank account is empty?
I loved the way the book was written - lived each episode with the characters and enjoyed every moment of Rose's revenge. I'm going to be reading more of Catherine Dunne's books.