My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It’s a long time since I read it and hard to remember details. Barring Emma’s mum’s disgusted aside of “Men are bad!”, which is hard to argue. Also clear is the memory of how loving and devoted the mother/daughter relationship is – a filial ideal, a beautiful sororal dream that I can’t believe in any more. It’s not like that really with women, kids, it don’t really exist! It’s Middleton that got it right: ‘Women Beware Women’. And how.