The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal

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The Trick to Time Read Online Free - Mona is a dollmaker. She crafts beautiful, handmade wooden dolls in her workshop in a sleepy seaside town. Every doll is special. Every doll has a name. And every doll has a hidden meaning, from a past Mona has never accepted.

Each new doll takes Mona back to a different time entirely - back to Birmingham, in 1972. Back to the thrill of being a young Irish girl in a big city, with a new job and a room of her own in a busy boarding house. Back to her first night out in town, where she meets William, a gentle Irish boy with an easy smile and an open face. Back to their whirlwind marriage, and unexpected pregnancy. And finally, to the tragedy that tore them apart.



Title : The Trick to Time
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ISBN : 024120710X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Reviews


Louise rated it ★★★★☆

March 29, 2018

Mona is a doll maker. She crafts beautiful wooden dolls in her workshop. Every doll has a name. And every doll has a hidden meaning., from a past Mona has never accepted. Mona is approaching sixty years old. She creates wooden dolls with the help of the local carpenter. The story jumps from the pr...


Eric rated it ★★★★★

April 22, 2018

I love it when a novel surprises me. I’m not specifically talking plot twists – although, this book does have a big one towards the end which I didn’t anticipate. It’s more that feeling when I’m reading a book and the writing is fine, but I’m not sure I see the point of the story. But then it get...


Gumble's Yard rated it ★★★★☆

April 05, 2018

I read this book due to its longlisting for the 2018 Women’s Prize. The book is written from the third party viewpoint of Mona, starting just before her sixtieth birthday in an English seaside town where she runs a toy shop and an internet business selling hand-made dolls, crafter by a local carpe...


Lindsay rated it ★★★★☆

March 29, 2018

This is a novel that makes you think and it packs a lot of feeling and depth of emotion into less than three hundred pages. We meet Mona, in her present situation, coming up to sixty years old and living alone in a seaside town and creating and decorating special wooden dolls for her shop with th...


Deborah rated it ★★★★★

February 15, 2018

I was lucky enough to be given this book to read by Net Galley. It has taken me days to write this review and I am not sure I can do the book justice. A beautiful story that deals with a subject people don’t talk about, the life altering grief that comes with the loss of a baby and the suffering...


Umut rated it ★★★☆☆

April 15, 2018

3.5 stars. If I can summarise the book very shortly, I can tell it's emotionally moving and heart breaking. It's very well written, touching your heart. Mona is our main character, who falls in love with William at a very young age, and they get married. We start listening to the story from her w...


Joanne rated it ★★★★★

March 23, 2018

Towards the end of last year I wrote about books I was looking forward to reading this year. Kit de Waal's new book, The Trick to Time, was among them. I loved her previous book, My Name is Leon, but I absolutely adored reading this wonderful book. "One day, you will want these hours back, my girl...


Lucille rated it ★★★★★

March 06, 2018

It's not often that a book makes me cry but The Trick to Time did. A beautifully written story about a love affair remembered by 60 year old Mona who lives alone and works with a local carpenter crafting dolls for women who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or cot d...


Claire rated it ★★★★☆

March 28, 2018

The Trick to Time is my first Kit De Waal novel and I wasn't sure what to expect. But, like any well-written novel, the first time I picked it up, I struggled to put it back down again until I had reached the last full stop. Mona is a dollmaker. Each doll is made to size and weight of her specifi...


Vicky rated it ★★★★☆

April 18, 2018

I loved Kit de Waal’s writing from the moment I picked up My Name is Leon. Heartfelt, insightful and with a lovely turn of phrase, she’s got a knack for portraying the truth to human life, and so when I saw that The Trick to Time was coming out, I grabbed the ARC copy with much excitement. From th...





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