Has anyone else started?
I've read a good chunk today. The setting is very well realised - I'm assuming, not knowing 1950s Wales very well! But it does come to life well.
I'm enjoying the variety of characters and the way they are seen through the narrator's eyes. The mum is quite an intriguing character - she's hypers-sensitive to what people think, and I'm guessing that this is going to be important.
The story is told in the voice of Gwenni, and this is starting to grate a wee bit. She's meant - I think, without looking back - to be thirteen, but she comes across as younger. Her voice comes across effectively, but I can only take so much of the thoughts of a child - reading it is a bit like babysitting an annoyingly whimsical child who wants to ask you lots of questions.
It reminds me a lot of What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn, who is quoted on the cover.