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FREE DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë Fiona Kidman Fiona Kidman ë 0 FREE READ REVIEW All Day at the Movies When war widow Irene Sandle goes to work in New Zealand’s tobacco fields in 1952 she hopes to start a new independent life for herself and her daughter – but the tragic repercussions of her decision will resonate long after Irene has goneEach o. I love it when this happens I started reading All Day at the Movies last night at about nine o clock fell asleep very late at night with the book over my nose and didn t get out of bed this morning till I finished the book at about eleven It wasn t that the novel is a page turner it was that it was so utterly absorbing that I just didn t want to put it asideFiona Kidman DNZM OBE b 1940 is a prolific New Zealand novelist poet scriptwriter and short story author She s written novels than are listed at her Wikipedia page because on the day I looked the list doesn t include The Infinite Air 2013 see my review or this latest novel All Day at the Movies 2016 With the possible exception of The Captive Wife 2005 which I loved but have not reviewed on this blog I think it may be her best yetBeginning in the brutally conservative 1950s the novel is constructed as a chain of interconnected stories tracing the fortunes and secrets of a New Zealand family Far from being the golden age so often associated with the postwar period this era was a difficult one for women For Irene Sandle widowed in the last year of the war her only solace is the child born from Andrew s last leave but she lost a satisfying job at the library because in the 1950s there was no such thing as maternity leave When she went back to ask for her position after the birth it had been filled The land girls who had worked in the countryside came flocking after jobs in town She did have a war widow s pension after all and a roof over her head the head librarian explained It wouldn t be fair to take her back That wasn t exactly the point because the roof was over her parents house For a time that was all right but it wasn t any p18Chafing for freedom that she can t have under her parents roof Irene takes little Jessie with her to Motueka where she finds work as a manual labourer on a tobacco farm To read the rest of my review please visit

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FREE DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë Fiona Kidman Fiona Kidman ë 0 FREE READ REVIEW All Day at the Movies F Irene’s children carries the events of their childhood throughout their lives played out against a backdrop of great change – new opportunities emerge for women but social problems continue to hold many back Headstrong Belinda becomes a succe. Family saga set in NEW ZEALANDThe book opens with the story of Irene and her daughter who move to the tobacco plantations in New Zealand in search of work Subseuent chapters follow her descendants over three generations their individual stories relationships and where they end up in the world The book starts in 1952 and comes to its conclusion in 2015Irene experiences a love affair but in the end sadly needs to take a pragmatic decision about her future life The unconscious family dynamics permeate the actions and desires of the next generations strength fallibility anger and disappointmentThe author has many accolades to her name and is a truly gifted writer She explores the subtleties of human interaction and family with a deft and insightful hand Family ties can be wonderful they can also be broken and life itself intervenes with its characteristic capricious perversityI was utterly drawn in by the writing style and the sketched characterisation I felt tantalised by the people who populate the book and wanted to know about them And that is where the book didn t uite work for me the book felt like a compilation of short stories held together by the family structure and I wanted to get to know the characters than I was offered Perhaps I am just greedy for really well explored characterisation and oh the potential for that really was there

FREE DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë Fiona Kidman

FREE DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë Fiona Kidman Fiona Kidman ë 0 FREE READ REVIEW All Day at the Movies Ssful filmmaker but struggles to deal with her own family drama as her younger siblings are haunted by the pastA sweeping saga covering half a century this is a powerful exploration of family ties and heartbreaks and of learning to live with the pa. I received a proof copy of this book from the publisher after reuesting it in return for an honest reviewIn 1952 war widow Irene Sandle travels to the tobacco fields of New Zealand in the hope of building a new and better life for her daughter Jessie But this bold act of independence triggers a ripple effect whose repercussions resonate long after her death forever shaping her children s lives for better or worse All Day at the Movies spans over sixty years and three generations following Irene s children Jessie Belinda Grant and Janice The story spans their lives romances mistakes and their own children s lives too and slowly you begin to see the lasting impact of Irene s choices Some of the conseuences of her actions are horrific but she was just as much a victim of circumstance as her children would be and there s no way she could have predicted what would happen to her children At the time she was doing what she thought was best for her and her daughter struggling to survive any way she couldEach chapter is like a snapshot in time looking at where a member of the family or people adjacent to them are and how they re doing As the years jump forward anywhere between one to ten years you see how time has affected this family These snapshots are an interesting way to tell these characters stories and it does make All Day at the Movies a uick read but it does sometimes make it harder to connect to these characters and who they encounter For example you might be following Belinda in one chapter and then not be with her till three chapters later and fifteen years have passed her life may have changed a lot in that time and it s through memories and conversations that you learn what s happened in that time you ve been away from herAll Day at the Movies is well written and features a lot of complicated characters Some are downright unlikable but many of them feel like real people who make mistakes but still try their best There s some characters who seem awful but when you learn about them you feel some sympathy for them but the story never absolves them of their actions This book allows characters to have layers and flaws without redeeming them giving you a story about people who occupy shades of greyAll Day at the Movies is about family how people can drift a part but also can come back together if they try It s about how one act can shape a generation and how they in turn see their loved ones and their own value It s a story that can be uncomfortable and harsh but one that also offers a sense of hope that things can get better


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    FREE DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë Fiona Kidman (EBOOK/EPUB) All Day at the Movies I received a proof copy of this book from the publisher after reuesting it in return for an honest reviewIn 1952 war widow Irene Sandle travels to the tobacco fields of New Zealand in the hope of building a new and better life for her daughter Jessie But this bold act of independence triggers a ripple effect whose repercussions resonate long after her death forever shaping her children’s lives – for better

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) All Day at the Movies FREE DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ë Fiona Kidman “I’m on the run because he always catches up with me Running away moving my whole life I’ve been running It’s like you’re in the dark not knowing where you’re going to end up next And then he’ll fin

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  • Paperback
  • 320
  • All Day at the Movies
  • Fiona Kidman
  • English
  • 21 March 2020
  • 9781775538905