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Let it Shine - Josephine CoxYou cannot choose your family (306 words)
by Trishajs - written on 12/10/09 (Very useful, 51 readings)
selflessness, compassion and disregard. Greed, bitterness, regret, despair and grief are all added to the melting pot of their lives. Family lives united or torn asunder. Josephine Cox, the author really writes characters well, some you come to care about and some you learn to despise. You will get feelings in between , but there are very few within her cast of characters that you do not form strong opinions of. It is what I would describe as a typical story type relating to life "oop north" in the thirties. I have no wish to spoil the story, for you, suffice to say that lives that at first appear to have no connection soon reveal themselves to be ...
Looking Back - Josephine CoxAN EASY READ. (1152 words)
by thingywhatsit - written on 10/05/06 (Very useful, 133 readings)
not only researches her subject, but also does a darned good job of making you feel what is was actually like to live in the times that she portrays. Here, Josephine Cox fails, presumably under the assumption that adding experience from her past will indeed make the story more believable to the reader, although for me, it didn t, because I don t come from a background such as hers and feel that the description of the atmosphere and lives of her characters over-assumed the readers ability to relate to those times, and the kind of characters that she portrayed. It s an easy read. It took me two days to read the book, so would probably suit someone who wishes for light ...