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If you could sum up All Our Worldly Goods in three words, what would they be?
Quietly emotional. War.
What did you like best about this story?
On the whole, I liked this story. Much too much droning on about feelings for my taste, but I loved the descriptive style, which made me feel like I was right there; on the beach, watching the fireworks, or in Saint-Elme, or on the road with the refugees. Initially, I found the way that the author skips over major events quite odd, conditioned as I am by Hollywood movies and blockbuster novels. But I started to find this really interesting - how she told the story through the quiet moments. It also presented an alternative viewpoint of war to the grimy, violent one in my head - the waiting, not knowing what's going on; the sun still shining, the birds singing and the flowers blooming.
Have you listened to any of Eleanor Bron’s other performances? How does this one compare?
I haven't listened to any other performances by Eleanor Bron, but she has a lovely voice and a beautiful pronunciation of the French (not that I'd know if it was wrong!).
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, it's quite slow paced.