Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Children's Book

By A.S. Byatt

A very interesting story about a couple of generations in the turn of the century (19th to 20th) in England. From the time they were very young, or just born, till realizing their dreams, or not surviving WWI. The story is intertwined with historical reports, some are more interesting than others, and a detailed account of the pottery making methods and procedures. This book took me a while to finish (which I finally did 3.5 weeks ago), but by the end I wished I had not finished reading it -- I enjoyed reading it, even though there were some pretty harsh descriptions of scenes and events. Highly recommended, and if you're interested in pottery consider it a must read. [896 pp.]

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