- Author Deborah Moggach
It’s lovely to read the source material for the film adaptation of this book, but I wonder if it didn’t taint my experience somewhat. I love the film enormously, and the characters are so vivid and wonderful that it was hard to see them split amongst several other characters in the book. There was a more sprawling cast in the book, which left me veering about a little bit.
However, I did like that it focused also on the younger generation and how they dealt with their own issues - guilt, abandonment issues, even their own failing marriages. It was nice to see two generations dealing with similar situations in very different ways.
Overall, a good read, I devoured it very quickly so no complaints at all, but it did just make me want to watch the film again.