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Overall I thought the book worth listening to, but didn't think it was Fay Weldon at her best. Her hall-mark divergent mind is on full-throttle: murder, deceit, supernatural happenings, abduction by Arab Sheiks and the bad and selfish behaviour of men, of which there is too much: things have moved on from the early days of the women's movement and it sounds out-dated. The stories are varied, some better than others.
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Although Fay Weldon is not on my list of favourite
authors, the blurb on this book interested me and I
did really enjoy it's escapism. It is more like a
series of short stories with a linked narration.
After you get past the highly unlikely premise of
these women choosing to spend Christmas in a
Scottish spa, it was easy to be drawn into the
women's tales. I almost felt as if I was one of
them, sitting in the Jacuzzi, listening to the weird
wonderful and sometimes macabre stories that unfold.
I have also listened to the abridged version and do
prefer Sian Thomas reading to Rula Lenska who tends
to over emphasise her speech.
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