Below is one of the reviews on Amazon for Storm Clouds Gathering by Pauline Barclay. To see all the reviews for this book please click on Amazon.co.uk
Lizzie Dripping reviews, Storm Clouds Gathering
I loved this novel because I grew up in the sixties and many of the (very accurate) references to clothes, social mores and living conditions had a resonance for me. That aside, the interwoven lives of the three female characters were totally realistic and reflected the changes moving society forward from the dullness of the years after the war when everything (including excitement ) was in short supply, to the bright, new Swinging Sixties. But such change is slow outside London and the bigger cities and the journey which the characters undertake demonstrates this. I was so hooked into this story that I stayed up late to finish it. If you aren't rooting for one (or all) of the characters I'd be very surprised. Looking forward to Ms Barclay's next novel.
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