I cared about Wilfred, Grace and Flora when I started reading; as I read on, I grew to care about them even more. Wilfred is an endearing character and a fundamentally decent man; I felt he really grew and developed as a character this time and there is some wonderful humour in his actions and thoughts - his philosophical musing whilst judging the dog with the waggiest tail for example, and his use of his newly acquired vocabulary from the dictionary - as well as poignancy at the sadness that befalls the couple, and regret as to what happened with Grace. I loved the reflections on his reading of Socrates.
It's an attractive cover on this hardback edition too. My enjoyment of this one was enriched by having already read the first novel featuring these characters; it's not a necessity but I would recommend it. I hope there will be more to come should Wendy Jones decide to revisit Narberth once more, as this novel made for very good reading indeed.
Publisher - Corsair
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