When Fifi moves to London with her bricklayer boyfriend Dan, her mother is outraged. Despite initial feelings of horror at her new surroundings, Fifi finds the freedom from her middle-class family background exhilarating. Insatiably inquisitive, Fifi is fascinated by her new neighbours and wants to know what goes on behind all those shabby front doors. Why is Yvette, the French dressmaker, such a hermit? Why doesn’t widower Frank join his daughter and grandchildren in Australia? And why doesn’t the formidable and well-bred Miss Diamond move somewhere smarter? But most of all she is ghoulishly fascinated by the Muckles who live opposite in terrible squalor. She listens to their violent quarrels, watches their ill-treated and wretchedly unhappy children, and is appalled by all she sees. When Fifi tries to help the Muckles’ youngest child, who has been physically abused by her father, Fifi unwittingly unleashes a chain of events which will not only bring heart ache to her and Dan, but terrible danger to all the inhabitants of Dale Street…
Mais um fantástico livro de Lesley Pearse.. mais um livro que me faz querer saber o que se passa a seguir.. E mais a seguir.. Não estava mesmo nada à espera do desfecho e das conclusões..
E aprendi um bocado que ser curiosa pela vida dos outros (só sou um bocadinho, não passo a vida à janela) pode ser perigoso..
E por último fez me lembrar as aulas de bioética,, "O mail menor" (a lessser evil), entre dois males escolher o mal menor..