A Terrible Kindness – Jo Browning Wroe

The story of a young chorister who becomes an embalmer is an unlikely premise for a bestselling novel - but this will be a bestseller and it is brilliant. I knew within the first few pages that it would be going on my Top Ten Reads for 2022 - I haven't felt like this about … Continue reading A Terrible Kindness – Jo Browning Wroe

Atonement’s links – L. P. Hartley’s The Go-Between

In an interview with John Sutherland in 2002, McEwan says, 'A novel that was very important ... and I wanted to fit in, was The Go-Between, so Connolly says, "I trust you've read The Go-Between." I was very disappointed when the copy editor informed me that it was written in 1952 and I had to … Continue reading Atonement’s links – L. P. Hartley’s The Go-Between