Last of the "Edith" trilogy, and a disappointing end. Having previously read both [b:Grand Days|1016871|Grand Days|Frank Moorhouse|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1237828437s/1016871.jpg|1002995] and [b:Dark Palace|1016866|Dark Palace|Frank Moorhouse|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1180265645s/1016866.jpg|1002990], I did enjoy the story, because I wanted to know what happened to Edith after her time in Europe, however if I had read this as a stand alone novel I would have been very disappointed. The book is extremely well researched, but on occasions the intrigues of the Australian Communist Party were too much. Certainly the beginning and the end of the novel were the best.
Having completed the trilogy I was very disappointed when I read the postscript, as this put a totally different perspective on the story, and was one which I think was not necessary, and is playing with my thoughts of whether Edith was a strong woman or not.