Category Archives: Virginia Woolf

‘Pond’ Claire-Louise Bennett

  Prior to going away on holiday I ordered a copy of ‘Two Stories’, a celebration of the first publication by The Hogarth Press, set up by Virginia and Leonard Woolf in 1917 to publish their work and others who … Continue reading

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‘Reservoir 13’ Jon McGregor

Jon McGregor’s fourth novel present us with a panoramic presentation of life in the here and now. It is a stylistic dream, emersing the reader in what is the literary equivalent of 3D cinema. It is soap opera (not a dirty phrase in … Continue reading

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‘The Stopped Heart’ Julie Myerson

Julie Myerson excels in making her readers feel uncomfortable. Her last novel, ‘The Quickening’ (for the ‘Hammer’ Horror imprint) brought together  the themes which surface in much of her work, primarily the relationship between parent and child in often extraordinary … Continue reading

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‘A God in Ruins’ Kate Atkinson

  ‘When they first moved into this house there had been a lovely lilac that graced the front garden, but Teddy had clipped it down when it was in full scented flower in the first April. ‘But why?’ she said, … Continue reading

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