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Book Review – Pages For Her


Pages For Her by Sylvia Brownrigg (Picador) ISBN: 9781509831067

Pages For Her is the story of Flannery, a writer, and Anne, a respected academic. 20 years after their brief, passionate affair, Flannery has the chance to meet Anne again at a writing conference.

Flannery has married Charles, a bombastic, emotionally abusive, narcissistic artist. They have a young daughter, Willa. After she becomes a mother, we see that Flannery has lost herself to her husband’s demands and his overbearing personality.

Anne has recently parted from Jasper with whom she shared a long, loving partnership. Jasper wanted children. Anne did not.

I loved this book. Sylvia Brownrigg plays with words, painting pictures as she creates patterns and puzzles with the 26 letters of the alphabet. She is that one author in a million who knows how to tell and not show. It takes an artist to get this right.

If you love beautiful writing and interesting characters, read this book.

Amanda Patterson
4.5/5
@amandaonwriting

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