More Lives Than One
By Libby Purves
Anna and Kit are both schoolteachers, longing for a baby of their own, but there is no sign so far. The marriage is perhaps more companionable than high-voltage emotionally. But a disastrous school trip to Venice triggers a sequence of events that is to have serious consequences on their lives.Tweet
A nicely written, easy to read story that also manages to raise lots of very serious issues. There are a number of big coincidences and slightly unbelievable plot developments that are necessary to keep things moving along but if you just roll with these the writing is good enough to carry you through to enjoy the story and to leave you with lots to think about.