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Black Spring - Alison Croggon I am very much the wrong reader for this book. It's well written but my dislike of the characters and impatience with their behaviour meant that all my enjoyment was in the writing and none in what was written about. It's likely that I'm missing a lot of context for the story, as well. I've read Wuthering Heights, but I don't remember it in detail which shouldn't surprise. I didn't like it. It's hard to have any sympathy or liking for characters who unremittingly and thoroughly destroy their own lives. If you like grim, tragic stories about thoughtless, self-centred cruel people or, looking at it another way, you enjoy tragedies about wild, true creatures horribly caged by a staid and unforgiving society, then you will likely enjoy this book.Croggon is a fabulous writer though.