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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, immersing 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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‘Clay’ Melissa Harrison

Photo: ‘Heaton Park, April 2016’ by AN Stuart After loving Melissa Harrison’s second novel, ‘At Hawthorn Time’ so much, I rushed out to get a copy of her first, ‘Clay’. Instead of the countryside of her second novel, ‘Clay’ sets … Continue reading

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‘At Hawthorn Time’ Melissa Harrison

Melissa Harrison’s beautiful novel is concerned with how, despite our self obsessions, humankind is but a blink in the eye of a fly compared to the rolling permanence of nature: and, as such, maybe the perfect antidote for anyone who wants … Continue reading

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