An odd style in part 3 (combined with losing the book back to the library last November only half read) led to me thinking there were too many characters to follow. The style continues in part 4, stunnedly appropriate to the events it tells of the wreckage caused by the Great War, and the need for so many bodies comes into sharp focus.
A powerful telling of the late Victorian and Edwardian age revealing personal experiences of women’s emancipation, Anglo-German relations, the English class structure, the Arts and Crafts movement, education…. a telling that leaves you thinking.
Amazon.co.uk link: The Children’s Book – A S Byatt