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Yorkshire poet Simon Armitage is latest in a long line of travellers to explore the West Country and report back to the nation. 836 more words
This is a book that tugs at every emotion – ruthlessly and beautifully.
A Fine Balance is set in India in 1975 and centres around the interlocking lives of widowed Dina Dalal who is determined to live independently, two Hindu tailors, Ishvar and Om who Dina employs to help pay her rent, and her paying boarder Maneck whose parents send him to study to give him opportunities outside of the family business in the mountains. 253 more words
It is not surprising to discover that Owen Sheers, author of the newly-released I Saw A Man, is also a poet and a playwright. Evidence of those skills are apparent throughout this ingenious and captivating novel where three men are inextricably woven together by a series of tragic events, each culpable in their own way, each also a victim of those events. 368 more words
If you’re ever in the mood for satisfying, thought-provoking literary fiction but don’t fancy wading through something that could double as a doorstop, look no further: … 288 more words