The Cuckoo's Parting Cry

The Cuckoo's Parting Cry #2019

The Cuckoo s Parting Cry For Fidgie living in pre war Wales the long school holiday stretched blissfully ahead With her new friend Chaz as companion for idyllic summer days by the sea she was able frequently to escape her
  • Title: The Cuckoo's Parting Cry
  • Author: Anthea Halliwell
  • ISBN: 9780552997744
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback
  • For Fidgie, living in pre war Wales, the long school holiday stretched blissfully ahead With her new friend Chaz as companion for idyllic summer days by the sea, she was able frequently to escape her edgy mother and her malicious older sister, Cly Her father, mercifully, was away from home Through Fidgie s clear eyes the events of a brief hot spell in August unfold hFor Fidgie, living in pre war Wales, the long school holiday stretched blissfully ahead With her new friend Chaz as companion for idyllic summer days by the sea, she was able frequently to escape her edgy mother and her malicious older sister, Cly Her father, mercifully, was away from home Through Fidgie s clear eyes the events of a brief hot spell in August unfold her family and neighbours become involved in adultery, deception, and other, darker, misdemeanours The eight year old child is an engaging and lively narrator swept along by her extraordinarily compelling tale, the reader will realise that underlying Fidgie s innocent accounts of family meals, fishing trips round the bay, tree climbing and playing at May Queens, a very adult sub text is developing Its conclusion is both tragic and inevitable.Anthea Halliwell s novel marks the emergence of a delightfully individual voice and a most original storytelling talent.
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    A nice tale of childhood in days gone by and Fidgie is a character who is easy to like Unfortunately, although the adult subtext is initially intriguing sort of Gatsby from a child s viewpoint there is either too much or not enough Affairs, two murders, domestic abuse and a miscarriage of justice would be too much in most novels In only 300 pages primarily devoted to a young girls narrative of trying to avoid her older sister, remembering to hang onto her belongings and learning to tell the time [...]

    Such a sweet story Fidgie is such a loveable character who you warm to instantly The book is enjoyable, however, I did find my mind wandering whilst reading it every so often I would recommend this book to a friend as it is a treat

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