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Monday, February 14, 2011

I have just downloaded this book onto my Kindle, having read this synopsis. It does seem a wonderful story. (Paste the ISBN into Amazon)

Sadness of Lemon Cake
Aimee Bender 9780099538271
£11.99 55% P
The US bestseller comes to the UK - the unforgettable story of a girl whose magical gift becomes a devastating curse. On the eve of her ninth birthday, Rose Edelstein bites into her mother's homemade cake and to her horror discovers that she can taste her mother's emotions in the slice. Suddenly food becomes perilous - anything can be revealed. But as she grows up, Rose realises there are secrets that even her tastebuds can't discern. Profound and funny, wise and sad, this is a luminous tale about the heartbreak of loving those you know too much about. It confirms Aimee Bender's place as a writer whose dazzling prose illuminates the strangeness of everyday life.

What would happen to your management of your emotions if you understood that your eleven plus child could understand everything that you really meant? What would it be like if your child could comprehend the inner significance of your feelings?

You would not be able to say to yourself, even in jest, “Is this really my child?”

You would not be able to even think – much less show any frustration with your child – other wise you may give him or her the dreaded `eleven plus complex’.

You may, at times, need to slow down your ability to multi task. You can not think of the food shopping for tomorrow, the answer to Paper 3 Question 39, how you will be able to arrange the transport to a party on Saturday as there will only be one car and how on earth you got involved in this eleven plus lark. The wholesome food your child is nibbling on may become emotionally alive.

We just need to read the last line of this review: “a writer whose dazzling prose illuminates the strangeness of everyday life”.

These eleven plus musing may seem fanciful – but fact is sometimes stranger than fiction. If your eleven plus child reacts to your emotions in any way what so ever please let the rest of the world know. You may be onto something really good.

You could be the one who is supremely happy with your child.

You and your child may love the challenge of the papers.

You may really enjoy life at the moment. Success is achievable.

The eleven plus may prove to be the start of something rather wonderful for you.

Enjoy, and keep smiling, and, once again, please let all of us know your feelings.

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