Category Archives: Deborah Levy

Books of the Year 2018

‘Strange, sinister, funny and profound, ‘Convenience Store Woman’ by Sayaka Murata is a compendium of the rules of society and how these might be navigated by someone who, rather than rebelling against those norms, simply doesn’t understand them – a … Continue reading

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Holiday Reading 2

So, it’s that time of the year again: planning the holiday reading. As I’m off to Mallorca I’ve picked up a copy of ‘The Lemon Grove’ by Helen Walsh simply because it’s set on that beautiful island. I’ve only read … Continue reading

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Hot milk, hot!

A quick roundup of my books of the year, so far… I couldn’t have been more pleased to see Deborah Levy’s ‘Hot Milk’ on this year’s Booker Prize long list. It’s a mesmerising, psychological tale of mothers and daughters and … Continue reading

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Hot Milk – Deborah Levy

Sofia and her mother, Rose, have arrived in Almeria on the south coast of Spain, both seeking answers: Sofia to stop drifting, to find a focus, a reason, a lover. Rose meanwhile would like the famous Dr. Gomez and his assistant Nurse Sunshine to solve … Continue reading

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