Pedalling Backwards

Pedalling Backwards

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by Julia Russell
     
 

On a bleak, muddy island in the Blackwater Estuary, Lizzie struggles to come to terms with the loss of her unborn child and the death of her sister. Trapped in a damp cottage with her ineffectual but well-meaning husband, and her aloof parents, the things that are said and left unsaid on this strained family holiday threaten the complex ties between mothers and

Overview

On a bleak, muddy island in the Blackwater Estuary, Lizzie struggles to come to terms with the loss of her unborn child and the death of her sister. Trapped in a damp cottage with her ineffectual but well-meaning husband, and her aloof parents, the things that are said and left unsaid on this strained family holiday threaten the complex ties between mothers and fathers and their daughters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045094917
Publisher:
Julia Russell
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,038,881
File size:
557 KB

Meet the Author

Julia Russell was born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa. Educated in Paris and Oxford, she now lives in Cambridge with her daughter. Pedalling Backwards is her debut novel. @juliakhrussell.

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Pedalling Backwards 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had a lot of potential, but never lived up to it. I skipped alot of it and could still tell what was going on. Even for a debut novel, this book wasn't great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never could get into it, but finished it anyway. Not a great storyline, characrer developmenf, or good anythingm
amomthatlovestoread More than 1 year ago
This book is about 2 sisters Helena and Lizzie “Pedalling Backwards” and forwards (from past to present and back again) dealing with many issues in their lives. This book was slow to start and once you get about a third of the way in you can’t put it down. The story flowed from past to present and while it was hard to see Lizzie deal with the death of her unborn baby and of her sister, you have cheer for her as she deals with the sadness in her life. A tad bit depressing – it will then sucks you in right to the very last page.
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Didnt want to read but got it free i was not dissapointed i look forward to reading more of this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book started out interesting enough, but man it ended up being a chore to finish. The death of a child would be horrible, but this woman has too many other problems. She"s cold, uncaring, and just plain mean to everyone in her family. Don"t think she"d have done very well as a parent herself. Anyway, the book drug on and on and on. We get it, (how she felt) and all. Book would have been better as a 100-150 pages. Too gloomy, nothing to keep the interest going, and just boring. Story idea good, but didn"t do much with it. Just basically repeat,repeat,repeat.
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