The Trick to Time

The Trick to Time Mona is a dollmaker She crafts beautiful handmade wooden dolls in her workshop in a sleepy seaside town Every doll is special Every doll has a name And every doll has a hidden meaning from a past Mo
  • Title: The Trick to Time
  • Author: Kit de Waal
  • ISBN: 9780241207109
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Trick to Time
    Mona is a dollmaker She crafts beautiful, handmade wooden dolls in her workshop in a sleepy seaside town Every doll is special Every doll has a name And every doll has a hidden meaning, from a past Mona has never accepted.Each new doll takes Mona back to a different time entirely back to Birmingham, in 1972 Back to the thrill of being a young Irish girl in a big citMona is a dollmaker She crafts beautiful, handmade wooden dolls in her workshop in a sleepy seaside town Every doll is special Every doll has a name And every doll has a hidden meaning, from a past Mona has never accepted.Each new doll takes Mona back to a different time entirely back to Birmingham, in 1972 Back to the thrill of being a young Irish girl in a big city, with a new job and a room of her own in a busy boarding house Back to her first night out in town, where she meets William, a gentle Irish boy with an easy smile and an open face Back to their whirlwind marriage, and unexpected pregnancy And finally, to the tragedy that tore them apart.
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  • I was lucky enough to be given this book to read by Net Galley It has taken me days to write this review and I am not sure I can do the book justice A beautiful story that deals with a subject people don t talk about, the life altering grief that comes with the loss of a baby and the suffering of a still birth This is Mona s story but every single character in this book is beautifully drawn and has depth, each one adds a layer to the book that draws you in and creates her well rounded life, that [...]


  • This is already one of my favourite books of 2018 Superbly written, this poignant, utterly unique story of love and loss is brought vividly to life by its rich collection of characters and wonderful depth of prose An outstanding read.


  • Kit de Waal s writing deals with emotionally harrowing themes with a sensitive and delicate touch This is a sad, sad story of stillbirth and its effect on the people involved Without any hint of lecturing her audience, she shows how social attitudes to stillbirth and the counselling care available to parents have changed since the 1970s The two main characters cry out equally for our sympathy though they handle it very differently, Mona and William s lives are defined by their experience Mona is [...]


  • Having really loved My Name is Leon I was looking forward to reading what Kit De Waal came up with next, and The Trick To Time certainly doesn t disappoint Centering around Mona, a dollmaker living in British seaside town, lovingly crafting handmade dolls that she sells to collectors around the world, and who does an amazing sideline in bereavement counseling for mothers who have suffered stillbirths, miscarriages and cot deaths Working with the local carpenter, she creates perfectly weighted wo [...]


  • I have just finished this, and after two very long nights am completely exhausted having picked up the book to write a review I didn t know about the subject matter until I started reading it Despite its traumatic subject, Kit de Waal has woven a beautiful story of love, suffering and life that entangles and enraptures the reader The main character is so incredibly sad and lonely, yet at the same time is so strong and so full of life, you cannot help but feel drawn into her life.Having been rais [...]


  • The Trick To Time is a heartfelt novel about grief, imagination, and memory It tells the story of Mona, who came over to Birmingham from Ireland in the 1970s, fell in love, and then found herself in tragic circumstances Decades later by the sea, she runs a doll shop and seems too caught by the past to do much outside of her routine.The narrative cuts between Mona in the present day and the story of her life from growing up in Ireland to meeting William in Birmingham and marrying him In this way, [...]


  • I really enjoyed Kit De Waal s first novel My name is Leon, So I was looking forward to reading this The story is about 60 year old Mona who has a wooden doll shop and helps women deal with the grief of losing a child The story also tells of how did she get to this stage in her life It starts in the 1970 s after the death of her mother, Mona comes from Ireland and lives in Birmingham She meets William and fall in love and get married But life doesn t run smoothly Mona gets pregnant but loses the [...]


  • Mona is sixty, lives on the south coast of England, and has a business making clothes for wooden dolls made by a misanthropic carpenter which she sells in her shop, and online Mona has a mysterious sideline as some kind of bereavement counsellor, and a suave suitor named Karl Back in the early 1970s she was a young Irish girl living in Birmingham with her new husband and a child on the way until a bomb ripped her life apart.A beautiful story exquisitely told by a writer of great talent The most [...]


  • Thank you to Net Galley for the opportunity to review This is a gentle novel which explores the nature of family love and the impact of the loss of a child at or just before birth Although this sounds rather depressing, the narrative holds the attention throughout, as we discover the history of the main character and what has led to her current circumstances Essentially there is a message that grief can be managed over time, that there is no need to take the old approach of sweeping the experien [...]


  • I have read numerous good reviews about this book and was keen to read it for myself Mona has her own doll making business and coupled with this, has a side line in bereavement counselling in her own unique way The story easily flicks back, following Mona as a young adult moving away from her family home and meeting William, and forth into the present day.It s not my usual genre and so I choose to step out of my comfort zone to read this book The story is emotional, but I sometimes found it diff [...]


  • DNF Could no longer be bothered with this one I m really disappointed though, because I adored her first novel My Name is Leon.This one seemed to have none of the debut s empathy though The characters were wooden and clich d, the dialogue was stilted and the structure unnecessarily jumpy.I was just so profoundly uninterested and unmoved that I gave up on it after roughly 120 pages.Maybe that was too soon and it will miraculously reveal its purpose later but so far, this felt like any other histo [...]


  • Normally when I sit down to read, I have a rough idea of what I think of the bookis one I m still having mixed thoughts about The story itself is heartfelt quite interesting, with an eclectic mix of characters that all have their own tragic story This obviously made for an engaging read, however the uncorrected proof copy I was sent read felt a bitdisjointed as a result of the layout The layout seemed a bit erratic, as it jumps between the present day and the past without any real indication at [...]


  • Beautiful, touching and moving but I wasn t as emotionally attached to Mona and William as I was to Leon A difficult topic for me with some personal experience but beautifully handled I love Kit de Waal s writing and she doesn t disappoint with this second novel.A great read, 4 highly recommend PS As i was reading a prepublication copy, it was sometimes difficult to see that the time switch had occurred I expect that the final copy will make this clearer.


  • A simple and moving story of a woman turning 60 and reminiscing about her life Running a wooden doll shop and helping women who have lost a baby, this is a well written love story which I read in a couple of days with than a couple of tears.Thanks to netgalley and the publishers for and ARC in return for an honest review.



  • This is a well written, easy to read book which flits backwards and forwards between the present and the past It tells the story of Desde Mona and her loves and losses I have to admit to feeling a little confused by the final chapter I suspect I m meant to there are certainly a number of different interpretations to the ending I m afraid, if there was a twist or two I guessed it them but was nice to have my suspicions confirmed I d definitely recommend this book


  • This book was a pleasure to read Set in both the present day and in 1970 s it provided an insight into a life I hadn t thought about before being young, Irish and in Birmingham at the time of the pub bombings It also described loss, mental illness and growing older in a sensitive and moving way The book is really well written and I loved the main character She came alive on the pages She invoked feelings of both respect and sympathy in me I would like to meet her Kit de Waal is a talent writer a [...]


  • Starts in Ireland,then moves to Birmingham also moves between past and present At times heart wrenching,at times heart warming and a serious twist at the end.


  • A warming heart breaking cleverly written novel Takes you on a journey that immerses you in a wrenching story so beautifully written that to find another novel that stirs such emotions a difficult task.


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