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Liar Dice

Liar Dice Petronella has never felt that her life was on course from growing up in s Yorkshire with a glamourous Italian mother Maddalena to her failed marriage and struggles with her son but when her fa

  • Title: Liar Dice
  • Author: Rebecca Gethin
  • ISBN: 9781907090431
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Paperback
  • Petronella has never felt that her life was on course from growing up in 1950s Yorkshire with a glamourous Italian mother, Maddalena, to her failed marriage and struggles with her son, but when her father, Alex, dies, she finds a chest containing her Italian mother s belongings and sets out on a path of discovery Translating an account of Maddalena s war time experiencePetronella has never felt that her life was on course from growing up in 1950s Yorkshire with a glamourous Italian mother, Maddalena, to her failed marriage and struggles with her son, but when her father, Alex, dies, she finds a chest containing her Italian mother s belongings and sets out on a path of discovery Translating an account of Maddalena s war time experiences as part of a partisan brigade in the mountains, where Maddalena and Alex first met, Petronella begins to suspect that her father was implicated in the death of Vittorio, her mother s lover who was captured by the Nazis following a tip off from a collaborator She makes the journey to Porto Romola and, helped by a local historian, Nando, pieces together not only her parents story, including the hours spent playing liar dice to while away time between operations, but also her own story one that might include Nando.

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    1. This book tells the story of Petronella as she discovers more about her mother's past than she ever knew after her father dies and she finds her mother's diaries of her life before leaving Italy and moving to Yorkshire. Within the pages she learns that her mother had secrets of which she never knew but that have a huge bearing on her own understanding of herself and her origins. In uncovering these pages Petronella sets of on a journey of self discovery. On the whole this is a fairly well writte [...]

    2. "Liar Dice" is an exciting, pleasurable and satisfying read. Gethin skillfully intermingles the stories of three generations, and allows us to experience the thoughts and feelings of Petronella and also her mother Maddalena. The author pays equal attention to building memorable and nuanced characters, as she does to plotting, building suspense, with lots of twists and turns. I used to be a beekeeper, and I love how honeybees become a thread of magic throughout the novel. The writing is a joy, an [...]

    3. A grandmother / mother / daughter search for answers to what happened during the Second World War and afterwards.There are a couple of stories interwoven in this book, unfortunately the weaving process hasn’t worked very well and it often took time to figure out which story was being told. Additionally none of the stories felt really developed / engaging.Not a bad book, but desperately needs an edit / rewrite. I’ve rated it 3 stars but it’s really a 2.5.

    4. very slow to start and time jumps every chapter from Mother to daughter to grandmother. This took ages to get into and work out who was who. Eventually settled down to a great story and mystery to solve. Loved the descriptions of beekeeping and the historical references to women in the partisan movement in Italy during the Second World War. It would have helped enormously if each chapter could have had a title telling us who was narrating.

    5. Parts of this novel about a middle-aged woman trying to discover more about her mother who died when she was a child are surprisingly good, given that this is a first novel which has been published without sufficient editing. I particularly liked the mother's journal account of what it was like being on the run as a teenager with a group of Italian partisans during WWII.

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