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OK, not great.
Somewhat dated (written in the 60's?) and at the same time, rather timeless.
Angus is a painter living in the outer Hebredian island of Flodday. Just having returned from Basha in Malyasia, his life comes haunting back to him in the form of Janet - a woman who has second sight and who recently left her husband when she caught him in flagrente.
Robin in a good writer, with wonderful descriptive narrative about the beauty of the island and the inner workings of the characters, I just can't say I cared that much. ( )
  coolmama | May 7, 2009 |
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Angus' privacy is invaded by Janet, a visitor with relatives on the island, who has decided that an affair with an artist would be the simplest way to incense and recapture her husband, a golf-fanatic devoid of imagination. So begins an irresistible story, both comic and serious which, with characteristic ironic wit explores the attitudes of men and women to sex and relationships in general, and which focuses on the psychology of the artist and the justification, if any, for art.… (more)

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