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Started 08/07/2009 02:01:34 by Caromel. Topic has 4 reply(s).

Caromel

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The Clothes on Their Backs
#1 Posted 08/07/2009 02:01:34

I am halfway through this book, passed on to me by my daughter. It won the South Bank Arts Award. I am enjoying it and wondered if anyone else is reading - or has read - it. Unusual background of the labour camps in Hungary before and during WW11 but that is just a small part of the book.

 

Lynnair

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Re:The Clothes on Their Backs
#2 Posted 09/07/2009 14:14:40

Yes I read it some time ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I will be reading more of hers once I get through my tbr pile

 

Ann45

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Re:The Clothes on Their Backs
#3 Posted 16/07/2009 16:55:21

I agree that it is good, and unexpected. I've never read any of her novels before, but have read, and usually enjoyed, her journalism. She writes well about clothes, and their meanings to the wearers. The novel reminded me of the Rachman scandals of the ?early 60s when I was a teenager, and provided more background.

 

Hellie24799

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Re:The Clothes on Their Backs
#4 Posted 15/08/2009 16:16:29

I enjoyed this one, too, though I wasn't quite sure what to expect, intially.

 

archaeologist

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Re:The Clothes on Their Backs
#5 Posted 25/09/2009 16:45:45
Still Here

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I think she based her character on Rachman. I liked this and another of hers - Still Here - but I'm not very interested in clothes so don't tend to read her articles in the papers which often seem to be about fashion