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This novel, winner of the Booker Prize in 2000, is quite simply, gorgeous. In elegant yet accessible prose, Atwood relates the compelling, intriguing and thought-provoking story of Iris and her younger sister Laura growing up isolated in small town, war-torn Canada in the early part of the 20th century. 258 more words
Goodness is a tidy bow you just can’t help wanting to pull loose.
‘The History of Rain’ is narrated by 19-year-old Ruth Swain, who we learn is confined to bed with an unidentified, but debilitating, blood disorder.668 more words
Here is an embarrassing confession: I first picked up Alison Moore’s Booker-prize-shortlisted novel The Lighthouse… 533 more words
Reading in the Dark is Seamus Deane’s first and only novel and reveals much about his background as a poet and academic: it is highly lyrical in tone and appears to be more a memoir than a work of fiction, although it is unclear how much is fictionalised. 682 more words