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Monday, 26 September 2011

Review: Onions In The Stew


Onions In The Stew
Onions In The Stew by Betty MacDonald

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



I found this book when I was on holiday at my aunties in the fifties. It was a hot summer, and I would lay on the bed with the window open, lace curtains blowing, and read Onions In The Stew by Betty MacDonald, for hours at a time. I was only eleven years old, but loved the book. As the years progressed I read other Betty MacDonald novels and they are also full of humour, which reminds me of those far off summers when I was a young boy.
Of all her books, Onions In The Stew is my favourite, because of the carefree simple life she describes, which is so alluring. She makes you want to go and live in a beach house by the sea, eating fish and searching for firewood on the shore. Her writing about her teenage girls is very apt in today's world when parents have to deal with this difficult stage. I can't recommend this book enough. once you own it you'll want to read it again and again. A big thank you to the publisher for re-issuing these books.
Betty MacDonald is a talented writer



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