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The Peacock Emporium In the Sixties, Athene Forster is the most glamorous girl of her generation Nicknamed the Last Deb, she is also beautiful, spoilt and out of control When she agrees to marry dashing young heir Douglas Fairley Hulme her parents breathe a sigh of relief But within two years rumours have begun to circulate about Athene s affair with a young salesman Thirty five years on, Suzanna Peacock is struggling with her glamorous mother s legacy At odds with her father and his second wife, struggling in a stalled marriage, she returns to the place of her birth to find that the ghost of her mother, in differing ways, still haunts them all The only place she finds comfort is in her shop, The Peacock Emporium, a coffee shop cum curio store, decorated in her own image, which provides a haven for other misfits in the town There she makes perhaps the first real friends of her life, including Alejandro, a male midwife, escaping his own ghosts in Argentina But the spectre of Athene and the shop itself combine to set in place a chain of tragic events, forcing Suzanna to confront the feelings she has disguised for so long and her family, in their varying ways, finally to deal with the events of the past And Suzanna discovers the key to her history, and her happiness, may have been in front of her all along


About the Author: Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes is a British novelist.Moyes studied at Royal Holloway, University of London She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to study journalism at City University and subsequently worked for The Independent for 10 years In 2001 she became a full time novelist Moyes novel Foreign Fruit won the Romantic Novelists Association RNA Romantic Novel of the Year in 2004.She is married to journalist Charles Arthur and has three children.



10 thoughts on “The Peacock Emporium

  1. says:

    I m so relieved that I ve finished this I feel like I should get a medal for making it through this Any other author and I would have given up easily after the first couple chapters I m not an easy reader, I m not one of those people that can finish a book in a day so its really a miracle that I slugged through this and finished it.I would not recommend this to anyone who loves romances My thoughts while readi


  2. says:

    I won this ARC in a GoodReads giveaway I ve been a big fan of Jojo Moyes since first discovering her work in One Plus One While this one was a bit difficult to get into at first, by the time I was halfway through the book I was entranced and completely moved by the final pages.


  3. says:

    A bit confusing in my opinion, but good once the ending brings everything together The Peacock Emporium reflects Jojo Moyes much earlier work as it was first published 15 years ago Moyes has grown as a writer by leaps and bounds since then but this novel was still an interesting read that alternates timeframes and heroines.My favorite quoteBecause that was it, loving someone, wasn t it The knowledge that, if nothing else, you


  4. says:

    I never write reviews but I had to for this book If Jojo Moyes meant to write the worlds most annoying main character, Suzanna Peacock, then she is a wonderful author mission accomplished.


  5. says:

    I did enjoy this eventually it took for me an exceptionally long time to read, over a week I found it very slow and it took me ages to feel involved enough in the story to want to read muchthan a chapter at a time The first few chapters are important as they introduce the reader to the history of the heroine s family background At the time this may seem irrelevant but persevere and read beyond this and it will all click into place.The protag


  6. says:

    Oh good grief This was boring and long and painful to read I can t really articulate the gist of the plot clearly or these most of them mindless characters There were a couple of shining stars, but alas, you can t depend on two people to carry the load of those characters not pulling their weight These folks are unable to communicate fully and honestly they are unable to make confident decisions They are good at harboring secrets, i.e., domestic abu


  7. says:

    I m sorry but after reading The Last Letter from Your Lover, by Jojo Moyes I had high hopes for this book I m afraid I was disappointed I absolutely could not stand the main character I found her annoying and depressing Through out the entire book all you want to do is meet this main character just so you can tell her to grow up and stop complaining Every time I would finish a chapter I felt like my life was just as crappy s as the main character While Jojo


  8. says:

    JoJo Moyes came onto my radar with her two books about her caretaker role with her handsome, intelligent patient in, Me Before You and After You I believe half the world, okay maybe half the women in the world, discovered her with these two phenomenal books and the movie that soon followed This then forces me to pose an unpopular question Why release this book, Peacock Emporium written in 2004, a very early book for Moyes, already released in the UK then, NOW in th


  9. says:

    I was not sure what I was getting into when I started this book By the end I was enchanted by the story In the Swinging Sixties, the glamorous spoilt socialite Athene appears to have it all, but she has a big fall from grace and disappears, leaving an infant daughter Suzanna The daughter has fraught, complicated relationships with her remaining family, which has led to bad feelings and social distance between them Suzanna eventually finds a kind of liberation in the shop t


  10. says:

    2.5 StarsMixed feelings for this family drama with a sliver of mystery.I liked the story it flits between different times and characters but the main story is about Suzanna Peacock n e Fairley Hulme who is a woman in her thirties struggling to find her way and faces a tragedy that changes her life.We are given stories about the people that relate to Suzanna past and present to flesh out her otherwise insipid life.The biggest problem I have with this book is the characters Suzanna


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