Your blue-eyed boy

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Penguin, 1999 - Extortion - 251 pages
23 Reviews
Blackmail -- "the most intimate of crimes" -- is at the heart of Helen Dunmore's brilliant and widely praised new novel. Your Blue-Eyed Boy tells the story of Simone, a thirty-eight-year-old judge, whose public and private lives assume harrowing collision course when a long-ago lover unexpectedly appears and threatens to disrupt the already fragile and tenuous peace of her world.

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User Review  - Fran Williams - Goodreads

The prose is beautiful, but the story line and conclusions are not well developed. I finished the book on the strength of the wording and descriptions. I am not sure of the purpose for the way the book ended...the emotions leading up to the end were clear, but not the ending. Read full review

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User Review  - Paola - Goodreads

Beautiful prose, lovely descriptions...but I found the Simone to be both implausible and unlikeable...I could not reconcile her past and present lives, and for the life of me could not see what drew ... Read full review


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Helen Dunmore was born on December 12, 1952. She is a British poet, novelist and children's writer. She attended the University of York. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Some of her children's books are now included in reading schemes for use in schools. Her titles include Zennor in Darkness, Your Blue-Eyed Boy, House of Orphans and The Greatcoat. She made the Ondaatje Prize 2015 shortlist with her title The Lie.

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