High Roof

High Roof

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552093068
  • 9780552093064

Review Text

A third popular novel (Valley of the Vines. Literary Guild; The Moon by Night) uses South Africa as a polychromatic background for what is essentially a romantic drama of attractive people in suspect situations. Kirsten de Vries returns to Cape Town at 18, after four years away following her mother's remarriage to a much younger man- Pierre Delaporte. On the way there, she meets and falls in love with Mike Day; she marries him, bears him twins- a boy and a girl, and breaks with him when the boy dies- the operation delayed (for this she blames Mike) which would cost him his sight. Kirsten stays on in London following his death, and her mother,Terry, in a first maternal gesture, goes there in an attempt to reason with Kirsten. During Terry's absence, Pierre resumes an affair with a younger woman, and is the victim of a shooting in her apartment by a native. If finally at the expense of Terry's marriage- Kirsten finally returns to Mike.... For women, an easy handling of upper case emotion and upheaval. (Kirkus Reviews)show more