Fiction: The Blue Bedroom and Other Short Stories by Rosamunde Pilcher

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There’s nothing rock and roll about Rosamunde Pilcher. But if you’re looking for easy-to-read, twee, dainty stories. Well, for that, she’s just the ticket.

Sometimes the stories in this collection are a little repetitive. There’s lots of farms and babies and widows. But you can forgive that because the stories are short and beautifully told, with carefully captured details which paint a picture in your mind. The stories are old fashioned. Women are homemakers, children are seen and not heard and men are the breadwinners. But don’t let that put you off this charming collection of stories.

This comforting collection of stories isn’t going to set your world on fire. It’s not going to change the way you think about anything. It’s not going to challenge you in anyway. But the stories will immerse you in the moment. Although the stories are short you will feel you really know and understand the characters, their worries and their challenges. If you’re like me, you’ll enjoy the delicate but purposeful style of writing which propels the story as much through images as narrative and direction.

Fabulous rating: 4/5


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