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Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Square by Rosie Millard




Like the cover indicates this is a story about houses in a square and all the inhabitants who occupy these houses and their separate life styles. It also shows that however open we are, there are hidden facets that we do not want everyone to see and know!

There is one couple who have won a lottery and who have upgraded themselves to a higher lifestyle. This proves worrying in different ways. They have moved their children to private schools, they must remember that now being richer they should be more "polished" in their speech - all this can get stressful. They have also lived beyond their means and credit card debts are piling up. We have another couple - the wife is having a rip roaring affair with the next door gentleman, on both sides its just an affair but many people could get hurt. We have a music teacher who is an onlooker and an au pair who is treated as part of the furniture. We have a television personality who enters the scene and finally takes over the whole show and there are two famous artists in the Square who keep to themselves but who are the talking point for everyone in the Square (porn on the walls and porn in the toilets!).


A Talent Show is organised by the residents to raise funds to erect a railing around the Square. Everyone has to rally around and this forms the climax of the story.  It is the end of life in the Square as they know it. Hilarious and introspective at the same time, this was a very fun read.

Sent to me by Netgalley courtesy of Legend Press.



5 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

Sounds like a good one

Kathryn T said...

Oh my sounds like a drama and a half. Good that you enjoyed it.

Kathryn T said...
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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This sounds like a fun read and I love the cover as well.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

This sounds like a very entertaining novel. Adding it to my TBR list.