Faraway Smell of Lemon: From the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

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Faraway Smell of Lemon: From the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Faraway Smell of Lemon: From the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

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Rachel Joyce has written over 20 original afternoon plays for BBC Radio 4, and major adaptations for both the Classic Series, Woman's Hour and also a TV drama adaptation for BBC 2. It's a Christmas story that let's those who are not living the shiny holiday of expectations mourn and move on.

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I'll see how I am doing with my multiple challenges in winter, and I may add a full lenght book for this one. I think the idea could have been further developed, even within the short story format, to make this a more satisfying read. I'm not much into short stories but the author has managed to infuse this short read with depth and emotion that far longer novels often fail to achieve. It's a story about loss and love, renewal and change, giving up and letting go, reaching out and reaching in.

He seems rather oblivious to the pain he's caused but then, that seems to encapsulate Oliver's personality. Though I gather this aversion was one symptom of her depression, resulting from repression of emotion, which becomes clear as the story unfolds. Marketed as a Christmas story, I found Christmas to be incidental and that this tale could have been set at any time of year. Not all of the characters are well developed, primarily because of the short-story format, but there is enough flesh on them to make the story feel real. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book prize and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.Rather than dealing with her emotions by expressing them verbally, instead she chooses to throw plates, covering her kitchen floor with the "thousand blue ceramic pins" that were formed, then she "swept the splinters of china into her hands and squeezed until she felt them spike the skin. Binny did not purchase a Christmas tree or get out the box of decorations from the loft or fill the kitchen with mince pies and jars of pickle. Rachel Joyce is the author of the Sunday Times and international bestsellers The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, and Perfect.



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