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✫ [PDF] ✑ Asta's Book By Barbara Vine ✸ – Written by Ruth Rendell under the pen name of Barbara Vine the diary of a lonely Danish immigrant at the turn of the century became a bestseller in England Asta offers keen interest in life zest for sFigures are female her very feminine voice presents few gender problems She occasionally shows strain with dialects but this is mitigated by her understanding of inner motivations Indeed it proves to be the personal uirks of the characters that both create and solve the mystery as denouement follows denouement to a surprising conclusio

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Ara Vine the diary of a lonely Danish immigrant at the turn of the century became a bestseller in England Asta offers keen interest in life zest for storytelling and acerbic views of humanity as well as a mystery for subseuent generations to unravel Walter's considerable acting skills keep the long process moving As most of the central

MOBI ñ DOC Asta's Book Paperback Ruth RendellRendell created a third strand of writing with the publication of A Dark Adapted Eye under her pseudonym Barbara Vine in Books such as King Solomon's Carpet A Fatal Inversion and Anna's Book original UK title Asta's Book inhabit the same territory as her psychological crime novels while they further develop themes of family misunderstandings and the side effects of secrets kept and crimes done Rendell is famous for her elegant prose and sharp insights into the human mind as well as her ability to create cogent plots and characters Rendell has also injected the social changes of the last years into her work bringing awareness to such issues as domestic violence and the change in the status of women.

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  • Bionic Jean

    MOBI ñ DOC Asta's Book Paperback Asta's BookDid Ruth Rendell consider the novels she wrote under the pseudonym Barbara Vine to be her best work? I personally think this is than likely Much missed by her many fans since her death in 2015 Ruth Rendell was a very prolific and highly regarded crime writer with over sixty books to her name She won many awards and honours and continued to craft novel after novel even though she increasingly had other commitments She regularly attended the House of Lords every day for instance stating firmly that if she were to be awarded the honour of CBE Commander of the Order of the British Empire she intended to work for it rather than allowing it to be a sinecure Yet astonishingly the stories kept coming; readable dependable crime mysteries

  • Barbara

    MOBI ñ DOC Asta's Book Paperback Asta's BookIn the early 1900s Rasmus Westerby moves his wife Asta and their two young boys from their native Denmark to LondonRasmus parks his family in the middling neighborhood of Hackney and leaves for long stretches of time trying to become a business success For her part Asta doesn't like Hackney disdains English people has little interest in her sons and has no love for her husband who she thinks only married her for the dowry of 5000 kroner As it happens Asta is pregnant again characters in this book have no concept of birth control and is desperate to have a girl So when little Swanhild Swanny is born in 1905 Asta is thrilled A few years later another daughter Marie comes along and the family is complete Asta is a conventional and conservative woman of her time but she's well educated and loves to read especially Charles Dickens in Danish To assuage some of the loneliness Asta feels in the alien envir

  • Philip

    MOBI ñ DOC Asta's Book Paperback Asta's Book71415 I've listened to this several times over the past few months on audio superbly performed by Harriet Walter As many times as I've read the book I'm still hearing new sentences it seems I've listened to several other Vines as well during this time and the same is true of them Ironically I was in the process of listening to this when Ruth Rendell was felled

  • Sue

    MOBI ñ DOC Asta's Book Paperback Asta's BookWhile this book does have the clever plotting twists and turns I've come to expect of a Barbara Vine title somehow it just di

  • Blair

    MOBI ñ DOC Asta's Book Paperback Asta's BookA lovely rich often complex historical mysteryfamily saga of which I'm tempted to say something like 'books like this don't get written any'; I'm sure they do of course they just rarely appear on my radar But this one did and for that I am thankful it's a cosy book something to abandon yourself to and written with the same impeccable elegance that emanates from its main charactersThe book begins as the diary of Asta a Danish woman whose husband's work has brought their family to London Asta's account starts in 1905 and extracts from her diaries are intercut with the life of her granddaughter Ann in the late 1980s By this point Asta's diaries have been turned into a bestselling series of books found and published by her eldest daughter An

  • Thea

    MOBI ñ DOC Asta's Book Paperback Asta's BookThis is one of those rare gems of a book that I literally could not put down Ever tried washing dishes with one hand so you could hold a book with your other hand? It's messy but it can workRuth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine is one of the most masterful storytellers of contemporary times This novel is so carefully plotted so meticulously and dare I say perfectly crafted that the sheer magnitude of what it must have taken Rendell to work out every small piece of the puzzle is just amazing And Rendell's other strong suit is her uncanny insight into the psychology of her characters They may not all be likeable but at least we understand their motivationsThis was a uick read for me but the story unfolded slowly I was not immediately riveted by the first chapter interested yes but the pacing I thought was a bit slow There w

  • Deborah Pickstone

    MOBI ñ DOC Asta's Book Paperback Asta's BookOnce again I try to read Ruth Rendell this time in her guise as Barbara Vine I wonder if there is something wrong with me? I just can't take to her writing in either personification In this case I could not like AstaAnna at all I found her best selling book not credible and she came across cold arrogant and cruel apart

  • Craig Monson

    MOBI ñ DOC Asta's Book Paperback Asta's BookI was recently nudged toward this book by another Goodreader’s excellent review Apart from its rather complicated plots expanding outward through three generations of a Danish family between its transplantation to Britain shortly after 1900 and sometime around the 1980s or ’90s it is a book about writing retrospective interpretation of texts and turning words into books with nods toward the broader changing complexities of that enterprise which these days seems to have less to do with words on paper It may be most satisfying for those interested in writing and reading; for those who chiefly prefer snappy

  • Nina

    MOBI ñ DOC Asta's Book Paperback Asta's BookTerribly boring and awfully hard work for a rather anticlimatic ending Too much bleak social commentary and not enough story which is fine but not on the fiction and entertainment shelves Redeemed by some interesting thoughtsFavourite uotes'Hope is a horrible thing I

  • Barbara

    MOBI ñ DOC Asta's Book Paperback Asta's BookAsta's book is classic Barbara Vine and I loved it almost as much as No Night is Too Long and A Dark Adapted Eye I just feel compelled to ask why on earth was Asta's name changed ??? And was some one employed to go through the whole book editing the change ? Or did American readers open the first page and then find out the name was wrong ? What a perfectly senseless thing to doI do not believe that American Barbara Vine readers or anyone else for that matter would not buy a book because the title used a slightly unusual woman's name