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Read & Download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ú Joanna Glen Joanna Glen Ú 0 Download OTHER HALF OF AUGUSTA HOPE (201 POCHE) Summary ã 0 NOTA El libro no está en español sino en inglés. Thanks to NetGalley and to HarperCollins UKThe Borough Press for providing me an ARC copy of this book that I freely chose to reviewThis is an achingly beautiful book one of those books that you read and don t want to finish because well because you know you won t find many if any uite like it And certain experiences are there to be savouredThe story starts with Augusta one of a set of twins her sister Julia was born on the 31st of July therefore her name and she was the second born already on the 1st of August living in Britain whose parents bought the first house in their neighbourhood and who lead extremely conventional lives their choice of names for their daughters seems to be the most adventurous thing they ve ever done Augusta who narrates the story in the first person and Julia are very close although they are polar opposites they look different their attitudes to life are different and other than their mutual affection and their interest in Diego a Spanish boy who moves to the same street they seem to have little in common Augusta loves words reading the dictionary offers her comfort her favourite poem is one about a pedlar The Pedlar s Caravan by William Brighty Rands she sees herself travelling the world in a colourful caravan when given the choice she takes up Spanish at school I love her teacher Mr S nchez and starts chasing el duende a concept difficult to translate but something aficionados to flamenco music singing and dancing refer to when the experience of a performance reaches beyond aesthetic pleasure and enjoyment and transcends that as if speaking directly to the soul and decides to study far away from home at Durham University Her sister by contrast wants to make their parents happy loves to live in their small town become a nursery teacher and marries her first boyfriend the aforementioned DiegoAugusta picks a country seemingly randomly just because she likes the sound of it Burundi keeps track of the events there and she feels compelled to keep a big folder of notes on any interesting news item she comes across about Burundi because let s face it Burundi does not often make the news Something happens during a holiday in Spain when they are teenagers which Augusta is no party to and the whole family especially her sister seem changed by the experience but they don t tell her anything and that makes her feel even of an outsiderAt the beginning of the book I assumed that the other half of Augusta was her sister but I was wrong although yes there is some of that as well Some parts of the novel alternating with those narrated by Augusta are narrated by Parfait a boy slightly older than Augusta from Burundi He has six siblings and his life couldn t be different to Augusta s although readers will pick up similarities as well the love for words and learning the eagerness to travel and move away although here easier to justify due to the circumstances his family and the whole country are going through He also meets a wonderful Spanish character a priest Victor who inspires him As we read we start to make connections and the magic of the book envelops us But don t be mistaken The book is magical lyrical beautiful full of poetry Augusta loves Federico Garc a Lorca s poems and his plays and there are many references and points of contacts with Yerma La casa de Bernarda Alba The House of Bernarda Alba and Bodas de Sangre Blood Wedding and there are also references to other poems cante jondo songs music dance and paintings but terrible things happen as well to the characters and although not described in detail they happen off the page they are hard and heart wrenching Some we are fully aware of at the time some we only get to know in their entirety much later on Like much of Lorca s work this is a book about death grief loss and about topics as current as war torn countries migrants and refugees race relations Brexit and families But there are wonderful and funny moments too many touching ones I did cry than once reading this novel and well the main character s surname Hope is pretty becoming to the story as a wholeAugusta is a fabulous character and so are all her family and Parfait and his and also the friends they both meet in Spain Oh and Graham Cook and his family They are priceless The two narrators are in some ways mirror images of each other or even better like the positive and the negative of the same image in old style photography None of the characters are perfect well Parfait fits his name well but all even the secondary ones are complex enough with their good and their bad things of course we see them through the narrators eyes but the two narrators are not trying to deceive us here and this is not a story of unreliable narrators at least not intentionally so They might be mistaken in their judgements or impressions but they never try to lead the reader down the garden path The places especially La Higuera the house in Andalucia and the town around it become characters in their own right and the writing is fluid and gorgeous The ending is also pretty wonderful in case you were wonderingI highlighted so much of the book that it was almost impossible to choose something to give you an idea of what the writing is like but I ve tried In the first one Augusta shares an anecdote that beautifully illustrates the different approaches to life of the two sistersWe were given tricycles mine yellow and Julia s pink Julia drew chalk lines on the drive and spent the day reversing into parking spaces I rode out of the drive turned left curved around to number 13 at the top of the crescent twelve o clock crossed the road precariously to the roundabout and drove my trike into the fishpond singing We All Live in a Yellow Submarine There are places aren t there Places which are so full of feeling you hardly dare return to them Do you think our brains will gradually evolve to hold less and less information And soon we ll be Neanderthals again but with iPhones I suppose that could be a good definition of love I said Crying for another person like their pain is yours In sum if you love uirky and wonderful characters you want to read about Spain Burundi and poetry you enjoy beautiful writing and you don t mind having a good cry this is the book for you Personally I can t recommend it enough And I look forward to novels by this author

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Read & Download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ú Joanna Glen Joanna Glen Ú 0 Download OTHER HALF OF AUGUSTA HOPE (201 POCHE) Summary ã 0 NOTA El libro no está en español sino en inglés. Joanna Glen brilliantly takes us into dual worlds then weaves a stunning story that takes us through tears and laughter and anguish and hope as she draws it all together It s a long time since I ve had to keep turning pages into the small hours I loved this book and can t wait for her next

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Read & Download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ú Joanna Glen Joanna Glen Ú 0 Download OTHER HALF OF AUGUSTA HOPE (201 POCHE) Summary ã 0 NOTA El libro no está en español sino en inglés. Read this book in two sittings as I got completely absorbed in Augusta and Parfet characters This book touched my soul and my only criticism is of other reviews saying it was like Olivia Elfhant character nothing remotely like her But this is such an incredible story n brilliantly written It really does draw u in with all the characters as each one plays a vital part in the book Loved every word n the sensitive description of how much words meant to Augusta Definitely one of my best reads so far this year and a must book for any personal library


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    OTHER HALF OF AUGUSTA HOPE (201 POCHE) epub ¸ inspireconsulting.co.za Download Thanks to NetGalley and to HarperCollins UKThe Borough Press for providing me an ARC copy of this book that I freely chose to reviewThis is an achingly beautiful book one of those books that you read and don’t want to finish because well because you know you won’t find many if any uite like it And certain experiences are there

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    Joanna Glen Ú 0 Download OTHER HALF OF AUGUSTA HOPE (201 POCHE) epub ¸ inspireconsulting.co.za Download Joanna Glen brilliantly takes us into dual worlds then weaves a stunning story that takes us through tears and laughter and anguish and hope as she draws it all together It’s a long time since I’ve had to keep turning pages into the small hours I loved this book and can’t wait for her next

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    review OTHER HALF OF AUGUSTA HOPE (201 POCHE) Joanna Glen Ú 0 Download OTHER HALF OF AUGUSTA HOPE (201 POCHE) epub ¸ inspireconsulting.co.za Download Read this book in two sittings as I got completely absorbed in Augusta and Parfet characters This book touched my soul and my only criticism is of other reviews saying it was like Olivia Elfhant character nothing remotely like her But this is such an incredible story n brilliantly written It really does draw u in with all the characters as ea

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    Read & Download Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ú Joanna Glen Joanna Glen Ú 0 Download review OTHER HALF OF AUGUSTA HOPE (201 POCHE) The author writes beautifully the characters are well drawn and you feel like you know them but this is why i gave it 1 star spoilers ahead stop reading if you haven't read the book why write a uirky intelligent female character that you root for that gets into Durham university and you championand all she ever accomplishes is getting pregnant and fall in love whats the point what a wasted opportunity i'm not

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    review OTHER HALF OF AUGUSTA HOPE (201 POCHE) OTHER HALF OF AUGUSTA HOPE (201 POCHE) epub ¸ inspireconsulting.co.za Download Joanna Glen Ú 0 Download Every now and again I read a book that I love so much I want to recommend it to everyone I know This is such a book and fits nicely into the new genre of uirky fiction that began with Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine It is a wonderful story

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    Joanna Glen Ú 0 Download OTHER HALF OF AUGUSTA HOPE (201 POCHE) epub ¸ inspireconsulting.co.za Download I loved The other half of Augusta Hope I hav

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