About the book
The Accidental is Ali Smith’s dazzling novel about a family holiday and a stranger who upends it. Arresting and wonderful, The Accidental pans in on the Norfolk holiday home of the Smart family one hot summer. There a beguiling stranger called Amber appears at the door bearing all sorts of unexpected gifts, trampling over family boundaries and sending each of the Smarts scurrying from the dark into the light.
Reviewed by Bridewell Beauties
The narrative didn’t flow. Virginia Woolf did it better. As a group we did not enjoy the book. A disappointment.
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