The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp

The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp Country girl Tara is whisked off to s London to become a star there she is dressed she is shown off at Chelsea parties photographed by the best She meets songwriters singers designers and recor

  • Title: The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp
  • Author: Eva Rice
  • ISBN: 9781780878249
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Country girl Tara is whisked off to 60s London to become a star there she is dressed, she is shown off at Chelsea parties, photographed by the best She meets songwriters, singers, designers, and records her song And she falls in love with two men Behind the buzz and excitement of her success, the bitterness between her elder sister Lucy and her friend Matilda hauntsCountry girl Tara is whisked off to 60s London to become a star there she is dressed, she is shown off at Chelsea parties, photographed by the best She meets songwriters, singers, designers, and records her song And she falls in love with two men Behind the buzz and excitement of her success, the bitterness between her elder sister Lucy and her friend Matilda haunts Tara Their past friendship is broken and among the secrets and the strangeness of both their marriages, the past keeps on reappearing.

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    1. I think The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp is Eva Rice's fourth novel. I might be wrong about that number, but in any case, it is the long-awaited follow-up to The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets, which was published in 2005. I believe this book was originally slated to be published under the title The Dragonfly Summer, and it appears to have been delayed so many times I had started to think it would never see the light of day. I'm still not sure why, exactly, it has taken so long for this book to b [...]

    2. (Intial review written 1/7/13) I didn't know this was coming out, so the moment I found out I just sat in shock audibly saying, "What what what." Etc.Now that I'm past the shock, I'm SO EXCITED.I think The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp is the ever-elusive Dragonfly Summer published under a new title!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I don't see a pre-order option on amazon yet, and I don't want to spend more than I have to on the UK amazon. (I literally just bought something there five minutes [...]

    3. I loved The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets, it's a fantastic book and one that I was sad to put down. So I was happy to discover that The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp features several of the characters from Secrets and with that in mind I bought it and jumped right in.Tara Jupp is one of my new favorite characters, she is so utterly herself that you really can't help but like her. She is not a highly sophisticated young lady who strides around London with ease, but is instead a very countryside g [...]

    4. Oof. One to file under 'not my thing', I think. Just way too cosy and slow-moving for my taste.Plus, the audio book narrator's decision to affect a (terrible) Westcountry accent is making me uncomfortable. I'm from the Westcountry. We don't sound like that.

    5. Take one big happy family; add some horses, a big country manor in Cornwall, plus doses of first love which doesn’t go easily. Shake it up and relocate to London; mix with rock’n’roll and serve with love again. This is the essential recipe for Eva Rice’s new novel, a thick and satisfying feel-good read.It’s the story of Lucy and Tara, third and sixth of eight children in the Jupp family. Pa is a country vicar, Ma died some years ago. Lucy is a beauty who loves old buildings (Pevsner is [...]

    6. A delightful coming of age tale set in the rock 'n' roll 50s and swinging 60s about the life and times of Tara Jupp, a budding singing star.I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the easy style of writing and the way it was told in the first person - I really felt Tara was speaking to me personally. The story just flowed along seamlessly and had me eagerly turning the pages. I thought the characters were well drawn and believable, especially Tara and her sister, Lucy. The whole atmosphere of th [...]

    7. Mlle Alice, pouvez-vous nous raconter votre rencontre avec Londres par Hasard ? "BakerStreet a eu la gentillesse de me proposer Freddie Friday et j'ai eu la surprise de recevoir également celui-ci. Étant donné que j'ai beaucoup aimé le premier, et que je garde également un bon souvenir de l'Amour comme par Hasard, j'avais hâte de découvrir celui-ci."Dites-nous en un peu plus sur son histoire "Tara vit avec son père, vicaire d'un petit village et sept frères et soeurs. Elle découvre le [...]

    8. Eva Rice’s period nov­els are kind of akin to curl­ing up on a rainy day with hot, but­tery crum­pets and tea. There’s a warmth and nos­tal­gia to them, like you’re set­tling in for an hour or two of catch­ing up with old friends.The Lost Art of Keep­ing Secrets is one of my favourite all-time books, one that I’ve read too many times to count. So when Quer­cus con­tacted me and asked if I’d like to review The Mis­in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Tara Jupp I jumped at the chance. T [...]

    9. Remember that delightfully retro novel The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets with the candy coloured cover that everyone seemed to be reading on public transport circa 2006? Well, this is Eva Rice's much anticipated follow up, which I think many of us assumed would never see the light of day after the release date kept shifting and eventually just disappeared altogether.(Disclaimer: I don't recall much about Lost Art… except that I enjoyed it. Its vintage setting and period-appropriate plot was a we [...]

    10. The long lost novel I've been waiting for now for an eternity has finally appeared as if from nowhere! Overall I enjoyed the book but felt that I was divided by the characters and lesser plot lines (the horses). I became extremely interested in some areas but others in my mind were just padding the story out. On the one hand I was joyous whenever an old character appeared, but underwhelmed by some of the subs like Lucy and Raoul, to the point where I was racing through these parts to get back to [...]

    11. Romanzo carino ma perdibile, almeno dal mio punto di vista. Godibile l'ambientazione inglese, anche se mi domando sempre che gusto c'è a leggere libri di questo tipo scritti da autrici contemporanee quando ce ne sono moltissimi scritti e pubblicati nello stesso dopoguerra (pensiamo solo a Nancy Mitford). Ammetto che qui siamo negli anni Sessanta, era The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets il romanzo ambientato nel dopoguerra, e questo ne è il seguito, ma solo parzialmente, dato che alcuni dei suoi pe [...]

    12. Magical, beautiful, compelling, comfortingere are not enough positive adjectives to describe this book! I was rather sceptical, having adored The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets, and re-read it many times, but this did not disappoint. Tara and her family are such interesting and endearing characters and the settings are fantastic. Rice's storytelling ability is incredible and I wish she would write more books. The plot covered a short period of time, but in such beautiful and intricate detail, that [...]

    13. A coming of age story set in sixties England. Tara is a talented singer, from a large, messy but loving family. Her sister, Lucy is beautiful and quietly wild. It is very much a comfort read, the type you would happily curl up with on a rainy day with a nice cup of tea. It's a story of first loves and working out what matters to you. A very enjoyable read.

    14. Cute. But my copy had a lot of typos in it and I feel like it could have used just one more continuity editorial pass too. Also, I think I might just be "over" cute awkward coming of age type novels at this point in my life, dammit.

    15. I went through stages of loving this and not being able to put it down and thinking it was so-so. I loved the characters set in cornwall and their progression throughout the story. I did think, though, that the story could have been set at any time-other than the occasional mention of a sixties icon and 'the invention of the mini skirt', I'm not sure I really got much of a sense of the sixties, though I'm not sure why. It was easy to read and I did care about the main characters-especially Tara, [...]

    16. I absolutely loved 'the lost art of keeping secrets' this is a TERRIBLE sequel. I can't believe it was written by the same author. The characters were blah and quite frankly unbelievably boring. None of them shared the same light, funny and engaging charm of the first book. Lucy and Raoul in in particular, but also Matilda the drunk super model?? Seriously? Clover and Digby? Did anyone in the 60's act like this? I couldn't wait for this book to be over. Also yeah don't get me started on the spel [...]

    17. I just love Eva Rice's writing style. This was very much in the same vein as "The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets"'. Wonderfully funny. I think the author is very good at setting the scene in a specific time period. Made me want to change my wardrobe, vintage style. A perfect read.

    18. Eva Rice's first book was like magic for me, and I was so excited to find this one, years later. It even returns to some of the characters from the first.

    19. Lovely, amazing, coming-of-age story set in the early 1960's. Well written. For being such a long book, it certainly didn't feel it. I am definitely going to be picking up more of Eva Rice's works.

    20. I received this as part of First ReadsThe title itself was intriguing enough to make me want to read this book; was it that Tara Jupp was misinterpreted or was it that she misinterpreted situations? The truth is I felt that it was both.With cleverly crafted stories within stories which Eva Rice managed to bring together seamlessly while keeping the reader wanting to read on throughout the novel it did make this a joy to read.Essentially it is about Tara Jupp ‘finding’ herself and growing up [...]

    21. I think one of my main problems with this book was that it portrayed the "wrong" 60s for me. I was expecting, from the blurb, to be getting the "psychedelic 60s", not the "swinging 60s" from a few years prior. But that one is on me: it's my fault for jumping to conclusions when I should have done no such thing. Still, I've always been one to try and judge a book based on its merit, not whether the subject necessarily appeals to me. I think one can appreciate good literature, or even art in gener [...]

    22. I absolutely adored The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp. Eva Rice’s The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets is definitely one of my favourite books so I had high hopes for her latest novel and I was certainly not disappointed. The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp follows Tara from childhood to late teens. One of a large family of even larger characters, Tara’s ability to sing allows her to stand out a little from her siblings. Chance meetings and childhood friends come good means that Tara ends up in L [...]

    23. Actual rating: 3.75Warnings for book: Sex but it wasn't graphic and swearing.Plot:3/5(It was more character focused so plot wasn't really the point)Characters:4/5Romance:3/5 (The final resolving scene was worthy of a 5/5 but as characters I'm always a bit cynical when you declare love when you don't seem to really know the other person. But her style really suits that so eh.)Writing style:5/5 (I love Eva Rice's writing. The way she describes places is just brilliant)I looooved the Lost Art of Ke [...]

    24. Tara Jupp and her sister Lucy, along with six other siblings, live with their widowed vicar father in his Rectory in the Cornish countryside. We learn of Tara’s life growing up, the loss of her mother, her love of horses. She has a beautiful singing voice and this will be the asset that steers her life in a whole new direction. Her beautiful elder sister Lucy has a keen interest in preserving historic houses and their contents. Tara becomes acquainted with the owner of Trellanack, a large old [...]

    25. I received a review copy of this book from Waterstones, here is the review I posted for them:I really enjoyed reading this book, it was very light-hearted and easy to read -a perfect read for a busy lifestyle, despite the length.I have to admit, I found this book a bit slow starting (the plot doesn't really pick up until the second half), there seemed to me quite a bit of character development that I'm not entirely sure was necessary; but I'm glad I stuck with it as the plot got very interesting [...]

    26. Set firmly in the swinging sixties, this novel explores the 'coming of age' of an innocent(ish) girl who is re-packaged into a star. I loved the descriptions of the houses, they almost became characters in themselves!'''I am watching the beautiful people fill the village church for Matilda's wedding. I'm waiting to sing, and don't know it but everything's about to change. Playing the piano at wild parties and the six o'clock club, warm afternoons spent lying around with Digby marvelling at the v [...]

    27. I was sent a free advance copy of this book to review for LovereadingThis is a charming, coming of age novel which deals with friendship, love and trust. It follows the lives of sisters Tara and Lucy along with Matilda, the ‘poor little rich girl’ from their beginnings in Cornwall to London in the Sixties. Matilda’s mother changes all of their lives when she asks Tara to arrange for her sister to befriend Matilda in exchange for permission to ride the horses at the big house. The lives of [...]

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