A speedy read but an excellent novel – as always – which explores the long term effects of events that happen in childhood.
This Guardian review sums the novel up nicely,
“It tells the story of Julia, a child psychologist. Scenes from Julia’s daily routine dealing with misbehaving or distressed children are interspersed with flashbacks to her own childhood, living with an overbearing single mother in the north of England and never entirely fitting in either at school or within her own extended family. […] As an adult, Julia possesses great insight into their behaviour and yet seems to have cultivated a wilful blindness to her own past transgressions.”
Publisher page: The Unknown Bridesmaid – Margaret Forster