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Tells the story of two families torn by love, secrets and betrayal in the aftermath of World War II. It is 1946 and the old families of the Temperleys and the Chancellors have been neighbours on the South Coast for many years. Now the younger generation have been touched by World War II....

Title : Written on Glass
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ISBN : 9780330480000
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 324 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Written on Glass Reviews

  • Adri
    2019-02-01 17:32

    This is just the right kind of book when one is nicely wrapped up against the chill. Lots of family drama and intrigue. The writing is very good, the characters felt real, not some fantastical super heroes or perfect women. They are flawed and therefore more believable.The book does not demand much of the reader intellectually, but it does keep one turning the pages. I enjoyed it and would give it 3.5 stars if I could

  • Eva
    2019-02-04 18:42

    I love Judith Lennox books. Friendship, love, family drama,... and all that mostly in the twentieth century. Just the right books to read when you have holidays.

  • Sim
    2019-02-06 15:47

    I read this book because I was interested in reading a tale set at a different time and exploring complicated family relationships. It definitely lived up to that promise with plenty of complex interactions and developments during the characters' lives. What I like most (and least) about the narrative is that the characters don't all end up living happily ever after, and in some cases the reader is left to wonder about how certain relationships will turn out. I found it to be quite realistic, in that life takes many twists and turns and you can never know what it will end up like and which relationships will indeed last. However I wouldn't give this book a 10 out of 10 rating like others in my book club have done because I still found myself unable to "bond" with some of the characters.

  • Jessica
    2019-01-27 17:23

    Written on Glass, although not the most interesting book I have ever read, provided me with some mild entertainment. The plot seemed predictable and contrived. The plot "twists" were nothing more than half-hearted "bumps." I was especially annoyed at the author's choice of the name "Topaz." I am curious as to whether this name was actually common in that time-period, as it seems so out-of-place in the novel. Perhaps the author was trying to establish some sort of distinction between this character and the other more "normal" characters. However, I doubt the use of such a name would have made a difference in the way the reader views the character. This book is perfect for those boring afternoons where you don't want to think more than you have to.

  • Charlotte Howard
    2019-02-08 15:30

    This is not the kind of book I usually read, but I couldn't give it less than 5-stars. It is beautifully written, poignant and haunting. It is a book that I have never forgotten and love the way it follows the lives of the characters.The setting was particularly special to me, as they are more or less all places I have lived in / near, or visited. I was able to envision the scenery and characters, bringing the story to life.I would highly recommend this book, and would happily read it over and over.

  • Judith
    2019-02-22 18:24

    I enjoyed reading this book. The story is set on the southern coast of England, and in London in the 1940s and 50s. The plot is interwoven with various sub-plots and comes to a satisfactory conclusion. The characters are likeable, all having their own personal characters and traits and making their own way in life. There is a little bit of intrigue, keeping the reader guessing. I would recommend it as a book worth reading.

  • Mi_er
    2019-01-30 18:49

    A pleasant read that got me back into reading. after 3 amazing books I had a hard time picking up something. This was easy and mildly gripping enough to get me back into the swing of things. That said I did not really enjoy the author's need to explain everything and tie things up with a neat little bow in the end.

  • Sharon Lawrence
    2019-02-19 21:26

    Once I got into this book I really enjoyed it. Family friends and the twists and turns life has in store. Love of family and friends. Strength of character and following ones heart all intertwined in this book.

  • Carmen
    2019-01-31 16:46

    Two families, old friends, living on the coast of England in 1946. As the years go by, family secrets are revealed and the Temperleys and the Chancellors learn that passion can be destructive.

  • Melissa
    2019-02-04 16:29

    This is not the type of book I would normally read, however I liked. Not exactly the quickest book, however I loved the detail in the writing.

  • Linda
    2019-02-05 17:26

    Rather predictable - but easy when the mind is busy with other things.

  • Heidi
    2019-02-11 13:21

    en tiedä kirjasta etukäteen mitään, mutta oli niin halpa (1,95e) että oli pakko ostaa ;).

  • Pat
    2019-02-14 14:40

    Great read, only my second by this author, but impressed with the sweet sad story line. Great for a holiday escape book!

  • Yang Shu-yuan
    2019-02-20 16:46

    England, 1946: Die 17-jährige Topaz ist voller Vorfreude -- sieben Jahre hat sie ihre Cousins Jack und Will und deren Nachbarn Julia und Marius Temperley nicht mehr gesehen. Doch dieser Sommer ist anders als die unbeschwerten Ferientage ihrer Kindheit -- in diesem Sommer werden die Weichen gestellt für die Zukunft.Jack, gerade aus dem Krieg zurückgekehrt, ist in Julia verliebt, schon seit er denken kann. Doch die Großgrundbesitzerin Carrie will ihn als Erben einsetzen, wenn er mit der Heirat noch wartet. Bei der Wahl "Haus oder Herz" verliert Julia -- und heiratet aus Trotz Jacks jüngeren Bruder Will. Denn zuhause möchte sie nicht länger wohnen, da ihr Bruder Marius überraschend erfahren hat, dass aus einer Liason mit einer Soldatenkollegin ein Kind entstanden ist. Nun fühlt er sich verpflichtet, Suzanne zu heiraten und sie mit ihrem Kind auf das Gut seiner Familie zu bringen. Und Topaz? Sie muss, wie ihre Freunde auch, durch Liebe und Verlust gehen, um überhaupt herauszufinden, wer und was ihr wirklich wichtig ist.Liebe und Leid, Schuld und Sühne, Hass und Vergebung: Emotionen, die in den Büchern der englischen Erfolgsautorin Judith Lennox garantiert nicht zu kurz kommen. Warmherzig und spannend schildert sie in ihrem Roman Zeit der Freundschaft die Nöte und Sehnsüchte einer Kriegskinder-Generation. Geschickt verknüpft sie dabei die einzelnen Handlungsstränge miteinander zu einer dichten Decke mit liebevoll ersonnenem Muster und ohne lose Fäden -- genau das Richtige also zum Hineinkuscheln an einem langen, langen Leseabend! --Beate Strobel -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.