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England, 1937. In the village of Blacknowle on the Dorset coast, fourteen-year-old Mitzy Hatcher has endured a wild and lonely upbringing. Shunned by her neighbours, the arrival of renowned artist Charles Aubrey, along with his exotic mistress and their daughters, is like a breath of fresh air. As Charles's muse, Mitzy develops a deep and abiding bond with the Aubrey household over the course of the following three summers. Gradually, Mitzy begins to perceive a future she had never thought possible, and a powerful love is kindled in her. A love that will grow as she does: from innocence to obsession; from childish infatuation to something far more complex.… (mer)
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This is exactly the sort of book I like. It is dark, atmospheric, Gothic, with a deep and intricate plot. In the 1930s Mitzy Hatcher grows up abused and neglected, in dire poverty on the Dorset coast. When the artist Charles Aubrey arrives int eh village, he brings unknown joy and color to her sad and lonely life. But Mitzy becomes obsessed with Aubrey, and her obsession will have implications far beyond a childhood crush. Decades later a depressed Aubrey scholar starts unraveling the truth of what happened between Mitzy and Aubrey when he arrives to research some of Aubrey's paintings.

This book had twists and turns that surprised me. I hardly expected the conclusion. The author foreshadows throughout the book, but the ending is still shocking. This book sucked me in, it was riveting. I don't generally find myself shocked by novels, but I was completely overwhelmed by this. An excellent novel. ( )
  lahochstetler | Jun 22, 2014 |
A beautifully written masterpiece of love, betrayal, loss and obsession. The story pulls you into the pages and Webb's use of language has a magical quality that makes the characters come to life. Her portrayal of life is both beautiful and tragic.

As a present day gallery owner searches into the past of a charismatic artist whose paintings hold great mystery, he uncovers more truth than he could have ever thought possible.

In the summer of 1937, a new family takes their summer holiday in Blacknowle and forever changes the lives of some of the must vulnerable residents. A young dissolute girl, only child of a cold distant mother in a small seaside town, is entranced by the new family which includes two young girls she can play with. They bring with them stories of far away lands and the first glimpse of friendship and love she has ever experienced. In them she finds a treasure so precious, she may do anything to prevent losing it. What entails is a story so powerful and moving it is impossible to put down.

Unpredictable, breathtaking, beautiful and haunting. A Half Forgotten Song is spellbinding. ( )
  Azacia | Apr 27, 2014 |
In 1937 teenager, Mitzy Hatcher, is living a sheltered but unhappy existence in Dorset. When celebrated artist, Charles Aubrey, and his family, including his two young daughters, come to stay in the summer, she becomes entranced by them, in particular Charles.

This is a dual-time narrative story, and the modern day story is that of art gallery owner and would-be artist, Zach Gilchrist, who goes to Dorset to write a book about Charles Aubrey, and finds out more about the events of the three summers that the Aubreys spent there.

I enjoyed this book, although it couldn't possibly beat my favourite Katherine Webb book, The Unseen. I always like stories set in two different times, when the person in the present day is finding out about mysteries in the past. I think this story was maybe a little on the long side but overall an absorbing tale. ( )
  nicx27 | Dec 1, 2013 |
Like another LT Early Reviewer has recently said, it has taken me a long time to review this novel, because it took me a very long time to read it-- ( on and off for at least two months, until finally I buckled down and plowed through the blasted thing in a very long afternoon). I can explain the problem very simply:

a) the dual narrative. I am SO TIRED of the dual narratives-- the switching back and forth between the current and the past which has so littered promising historical fiction of the past decade. I don't read historical fiction to read about divorced thirty-somethings who 9 times out of 10 have not suffered a half as much as their (inevitably) relations did in the past narratives--yet the protagonists in the current narratives do twice as much as whining as their ancestors.

b) the ridiculously long chapters. I do take into consideration that this was an ARC--hopefully some editor will notice and they will split the chapters into half their length.

Anyway, enough harping, or you can think of it as constructive criticism...
Dual narrative aside, it is an engrossing enough story in itself, though as always the sections set in the actually historical past are the most interesting. Mitzy and Celeste are the most well-drawn and emotionally involving characters, and the fact of Charles Aubrey being based on an actual artist makes his character just that more enigmatic.

But if dual narrative and long chapters drive you crazy-- you might want to skip "Half-Forgotten Song". ( )
  FutureMrsJoshGroban | Aug 20, 2013 |
I've owed this ER review for rather a long while, but in fairness, it did take quite some time to get through this book. Don't get me wrong -- that's not a bad sign. Webb's blend of historical fiction, contemporary suspense, and unsentimental romance is dense in a deeply intriguing way. I wanted to sink into it and watch the drama unfold, but the content itself is so full, so thick, that it was hard to get entirely carried away by it. Even so, the characters and the mysterious events of their lives engaged me. The character of Charles Aubrey, the artist and object of fascination to the main characters in the book, was so authentically created that I had the urge to Google him so I could look at his art. It doesn't exist, though the author's note reveals that Aubrey the character was based on a real-life artist, one whom I shan't reveal here because... spoilers.

There is a lot in this book -- a father, our main character, coming to terms with the break-up of his immediate family and the history of his extended family; an old woman revealing the tragic secrets she has held since girlhood; that girlhood and the changes as it grows to womanhood amid inexplicable and unpredictable people; a new romance growing in spite of trying circumstances and potential legal trouble -- it pretty much has it all. The description is rich and the mood of the entire book is deliciously dire with a surprising hint of the gothic. Taken all together, it's a very good package. If you enjoy genre-blending drama, heavy on the heavy but never the less enjoyable for its demanding nature, this is a book for you. ( )
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England, 1937. In the village of Blacknowle on the Dorset coast, fourteen-year-old Mitzy Hatcher has endured a wild and lonely upbringing. Shunned by her neighbours, the arrival of renowned artist Charles Aubrey, along with his exotic mistress and their daughters, is like a breath of fresh air. As Charles's muse, Mitzy develops a deep and abiding bond with the Aubrey household over the course of the following three summers. Gradually, Mitzy begins to perceive a future she had never thought possible, and a powerful love is kindled in her. A love that will grow as she does: from innocence to obsession; from childish infatuation to something far more complex.

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