Camera Obscura Book Summary and Study Guide

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During one hot summer in the Cotswolds, several middle aged men have affairs with a young woman called Dawn. Dawn toys with them, encouraging first one, then another. While artist Madge is prepairing for an exhibition, her husband is caught up in a dangerous game of lust and secrets that will eventually lead to death.
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An imaginative and richly described novel that captures both the calm and the storm that follows it.
The review of this Book prepared by Bryn Colvin

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   boatload of casual sex without love Crime & Police story    -   Yes Lover is    -   much younger/older Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   10 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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