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Review: Crossed Wires by Rosy Thornton

June 27, 2009 By: J.C. Montgomery Category: Reviews

Crossed Wires


    Crossed Wires by Rosy Thornton (2008)
    Romance, 352 pages
    Headline Review an imprint of
    Headline Publishing Group, Hachette UK

    Review copy courtesy of the author



This is the story of Peter, a Cambridge geography don who crashes his car into a tree stump when swerving to avoid a cat, and Mina, the girl at the Sheffield call centre who deals with his insurance claim. It tracks their parallel lives, as well those of their families – because both Peter and Mina are single parents.

An old-fashioned fairy tale of love across the class divide, it is also a book about the small joys and tribulations of parenthood; about one-ness and two-ness; about symmetry and coincidence; about the things which separate us and the things which bring us together.

I know you’ve heard that saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” This is a book that epitomizes this statement. I also would like to assure you that the actual book is NOT as pink as the picture above.



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