08/05/2001

Outside, Looking In (by Kathleen Rowntree)

Kathleen Rowntree has written several book, so it seems surprising that there's no mention of her on Wikipedia or FantasticFiction or any of the other sites that have author biographies.

In 'Outside, Looking In', the story is about a peeping tom. This person is heard, but runs away before he or she can be spotted. This theme recurs throughout the book, as we get gradually more and more involved in the lives of the people of the fictional town of Aston Favell.

There are some caricatures, but most of the main characters are believable with various realistic needs and worries. By the time the peeping tom was exposed, it had become obvious to me who it would be - but still the book was enjoyable, and ended on a positive note.

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