Jane has had her baby and is living along with him in a country cottage. Her idyllic time there is soon complicated by the arrival of Toby, the love of her life, and her friend Dorothy. The two women start up a shop in the village, and it is their changing fortunes and feelings for the men on whom so much of their lives are staked which form the core of this funny and vivdly-told novel. "The Backward Shadow" is a worthy sequel to "The L-Shaped Room."
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Lynne Reid Banks was born in London in 1929 and was evacuated to the Canadian prairies during the war. On her return to England she studied at RADA and was an actress in the early 1950s; later she became one of the first two women reporters on British television. Her first book, The L-Shaped Room, was published in 1960 and was an instant and lasting best-seller. Lynne Reid Banks is also a best-selling author of books for children and young adults. Her classic children's novel, The Indian in the Cupboard, has sold over ten million copies worldwide. She lives in London.From AudioFile:
A sequal to THE L-SHAPED ROOM, this novel takes its main character to the country to raise her baby with no father in sight and little support from the townspeople. Her handling of what life presents her is positive and hopeful. As the book works out Jane's troubles, Harriet Walter expresses every nuance of the plot. The phenomenon of her delivery is that she becomes what she reads. After the last tape is heard, one remembers the story and not her voice. Each representation is accurate and true. Technically excellent with accents, Walter lets the story tell itself without giving an overstated performance. If one can excuse the author for leaving the baby alone in the cottage for several hours at a time, listening to this book is pleasurable. J.P. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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