Bought 14 Jan 2009 – Red Cross charity shop, Kings Heath

I pounced on this book as soon as I saw the green Virago spine.  It was an interesting read, covering a few days of a vicar’s interactions with his cousin, also a vicar, and family, as he prepares to leave after looking after the parish for a couple of months.  Some things seem to have happened, which are a bit unclear, and in fact the whole book is wreathed in unclearness, half-disclosed "truths" and misapprehensions.  Although a lot of the writing is focussed on the mental and emotional states of the protagonists, it felt a bit flimsy to me and fairly, in the end, plot-driven.  I won’t be re-reading it, so I’m offering it up to my fellow Virago-reading Librarythingers.