Book Reviews from Port Ellen, Isle of Islay

Port Ellen Primary School and Port Ellen Book Group are working together to create book reviews in preparation for the Port Ellen Book Festival, which is on the 17th and 18th June 2006 at the Primary School. Over the next few months we shall be reviewing both the adult and children's authors who will be attending our festival. Please feel free to post a comment about your thoughts!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The Woman Who Painted Her Dreams
Isla Dewar
ISBN 0-7472-6158-X

Without giving too much away, this is an enjoyable read. The dialogue flows well and the characters are so strongly drawn that it is easy to empathise with almost all of them. That comment is not a reflection on Isla’s writing but on the true-to-life characters who make life difficult for the more endearing ones. One in particular made me think ‘ I used to know someone just like that.’
It is the complex relationships and interplay between the characters which bring the book to life.


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