Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers

Small Pleasures

Clare Chambers

352 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction historical emotional mysterious reflective slow-paced

Description

1957, south-east suburbs of London. Jean Swinney is a feature writer on a local paper, disappointed in love and - on the brink of forty - living a limited existence with her truculent mother. When a young Swiss woman, Gretchen Tilbury, conta...

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Community Reviews Summary of 4,760 reviews

Moods

emotional 67%
mysterious 54%
reflective 52%
sad 38%
hopeful 23%
lighthearted 15%
dark 11%
relaxing 11%
challenging 6%
tense 6%
funny 5%
inspiring 5%
adventurous 3%
informative 3%

Pace

medium 56%
slow 39%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 53% | Character: 31% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 19% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 13%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 75% | Yes: 13% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 43% | No: 29% | It's complicated: 24% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.7

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