Sono le decisioni che sembrano poco importanti, quelle di tutti i giorni, quelle che ci cambiano la vita
Una piccola cittadina inglese, un lunedì mattina nell’afosa estate del 1976: Mrs Creasy del civico 8 è scomparsa. I vicini sembrano attribuire questo fatto al caldo insolito, ma Grace, dieci anni, e la sua amica del cuore Tilly non la pensano allo stesso modo. Ispirate da una predica del vicario della parrocchia locale, le ragazzine decidono di investigare, sicure del fatto che se il nostro cuore ci permette di trovare Dio, anche Mrs Creasy può essere trovata e ricondotta a casa con il loro aiuto. E così, mentre la temperatura si impenna e l’asfalto si scioglie, Grace e Tilly vanno di porta in porta alla ricerca di qualche indizio. Quello che scoprono è una incredibile rete di menzogne e segreti legati a un fatto accaduto tempo prima. E intanto che cercano di raccapezzarsi in quel che hanno visto e sentito, viene alla luce una storia ben più grande di loro...
- ISBN: 886700056X
- Casa Editrice: Corbaccio
- Pagine: 396
A quirky, moving and beautifully written tale of life in 1970s Britain... a delight from start to finish (Review Paula Hawkins) Wonderful, magical story, exceptional read! The story centers around a street in an unnamed town or village in England somewhere. Grace and Tilly, two cute 10-year olds, pla Leggi tutto
I felt very British in the reading of this book. Yes, I am an idiot. If it has taken this long to figure that out you might can sit next to me. Anyways it's England in 1976. It's hot. Very hot. Did me telling you that a couple of times get on your nerves? Suck it up buttercup because this book
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear this had such promise and for such a long stretch I truly thought I'd found one of those lovely little gems that perfectly blends the coming of age of a couple of plucky English Scout Finch's with a traditional Agatha Christie romp through the evil hiding in a lovely Englis Leggi tutto
There's something that appeals to me in a story told from a child's perspective. Maybe it's the innocent perceptions that are full of wisdom that the adults around them just don't always have or maybe it's their honesty and self awareness. Mrs . Creasy has disappeared and ten year old Grace and her
I really enjoyed this book! So many laughs! This was a coming of age story along with a whodunit story line. This story takes us behind closed doors into the various homes and lives of the residents on one block in a town in England during a heatwave in the summer of 1976. I think all will enjoy this Leggi tutto
For two months in the extremely hot summer of 1976, the mystery of Mrs. Creasy’s disappearance from the Avenue occupies all the residents’ thoughts and energies. Not completely, though, because nine years before, a suspicious fire in the neighbourhood occurred and its embers still smolder beneath ev Leggi tutto
4+ When Mrs. Creasey disappears, 10 year old Grace and her slightly younger friend Tilly decide to investigate. After learning from the vicar that God is everywhere they decide that while they are looking that they will also look for God. A heat wave, a cul-de-sac, a man who doesn't fit in, God in a Leggi tutto
Mrs Creasy disappeared on a Monday. I know it was a Monday, because it was the day the dustbin men came, and the avenue was filled with a smell of scraped plates. "Why do people disappear?" The pastor looked over his shoulder ... The voice came from the graveyard. His expression... Oh neverminnnnnddd Leggi tutto
Yeah! My first Buddy Read...with Dana and it was a wonderful way to kick off a new experience of Buddy Reads. The title is what initially caught my eye, then the story had me adding it to my TBR where it probably would have remained forever if not for Dana suggesting a Buddy Read. I'm so glad she pi Leggi tutto
3 stars What I’ve discovered in reading this book is that I should stick to things that I know I’ll like. I don’t think the book was bad it just wasn’t for me. I have this thing where I’ll jump on a recommendation regardless if it sounds like something I’d enjoy, just because I wanna try something Leggi tutto
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