* * * * * * * * 8 / 10
I very much enjoyed this one. All through the book is the feeling that all the characters want to return to a time that was better, when-ever that time was. It’s like a P-take on nostalgia, relentlessly making fun of the idea that life was better, in that all of the characters, from youth to adulthood, seem to feel that way.
Grace is an unpleasant young lady, back-stabbing and spiteful, driven and greedy, while Wilberforce could best be described as reluctant and shy. Following them is fascinating, watching them go from one thing to another until each finally settle into their lives.