A Little Stranger

A Little Stranger

Candia McWilliam / Jan 26, 2020

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  • Title: A Little Stranger
  • Author: Candia McWilliam
  • ISBN: 9780330311151
  • Page: 139
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    About "Candia McWilliam"

      • Candia McWilliam

        Candia McWilliam was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1955 and educated at Girton College, Cambridge She won a Vogue writing competition in 1971 and worked for the magazine between 1976 and 1979.Her first novel, the macabre A Case of Knives 1988 , was joint winner of the Betty Trask Prize It was followed by A Little Stranger, a disturbing tale of domestic life, in 1989 Both books won Scottish Arts Council Book Awards Debatable Land 1994 won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Italian Premio Grinzane Cavour for the best foreign novel of the year The book follows the adventures of the crew of a yacht sailing from Tahiti to New Zealand, exploring each character s differing experience of loneliness and exile.Her book, Wait till I Tell You 1997 , is a collection of short stories She is a regular reviewer for a number of newspapers.Her latest book is What to Look for in Winter 2009.


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    1. When this book arrived I was quite excited to read it as it's a lot different from what I normally choose to read. A little stranger was a very fast paced read I think but entirely captivating throughout.The characters throughout are well developed and I enjoyed getting to know them and their personality's. The descriptions used throughout were pretty awesome. The arrival of a nanny for the son of Daisy and Solomon the efficient and capable Margaret Pride appears to be the perfect candidate. But [...]


    2. This book was definitely not my cup of tea. I disliked it so much, I was relieved that I only borrowed this from the Library. There was not built up of suspense, or for that matter any underlying point the author was trying to bring my attention towards. I did not like the reading experience I received from this book as a whole, hence the one-star rating. The one thing that stuck in my mind more than anything is this quote from the paragraph the author used to end her book:"It is possible, witho [...]


    3. Daisy is wealthy and pampered and mixed up. Margaret is organised, neat and deferential - seems to be a perfect choice of nanny to look after Daisy's young son, John. Affairs between master and nanny seem pretty standard in fiction but it's not long before we sense tensions of a higher order in this household. Exactly what secrets are both these women hiding? Probably the most unusual book about eating disorders I've read - and I've ploughed through dozens now. But I'm afraid the 'clever' litera [...]


    4. Pregnant again and fighting depression, Daisy needs a nanny for her small son and the super-efficient Margaret seems to fit the bill perfectly. For a while, the household runs like clockwork, but eventually, the self-absorbed Daisy notices that Margaret is behaving strangely. A nanny with a crush on the man of the house is almost expected, but this seems to be more. It seems a little stranger…




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