When you open up, who will you let in? When Alex Morris loses her fiance in dreadful circumstances, she moves from London to Edinburgh to make a break with the past. Alex takes a job at a Pupil Referral Unit, which accepts the students excluded from other
All That is Solid Melts into Air by Darragh McKeon is an exceptionally moving novel of interwoven lives, set amidst one of the most iconic disasters in living memory.
'Daring, ambitious, epic, moving' Colm Tóibín
'Exhilarating, thrilling, brillian
Natalie Haynes's debut novel is a little bit Sophocles, a little bit noir Comedian, broadcaster and long-time Classics nut Natalie Haynes tells the story of Alex Morris, a meek former theatre director in her mid-20s who moves from London to Edinburgh a
The Amber Fury, the debut novel by Natalie Haynes, combines various modish literary genres. There is a splash of psychological thriller: our main narrator and heroine, Alex Morris, is traumatised by a mysterious calamity from her recent past, and moves fr
Since the publication of her first collection, Self-Help, in 1985, Lorrie Moore has been the doyenne of the brittle, brilliant wisecrack, of pain scarcely concealed beneath extravagant irony. Her trademark puns are often delivered in extremis.
A debut novelist who takes his title from a famous passage in The Communist Manifesto, then sets his story in the final years of the Soviet Union, probably knows that ambition can be mistaken for self-importance.
I have a terrible - truly terrible - confession to make in connection with Naomi Wood’s book Mrs Hemingway, about the four women who found themselves married to America’s greatest 20th century writer (Hadley, Fife, Martha and Mary).