A Brief Affair by Margaret Leroy

I’m a big fan of Margaret Leroy and think she’s a little under-rated – her prose has the poetic, luminous quality that I associate with writers like Helen Dunmore and the delicate worlds  she conjures into existence have a depth and resonance that belies...

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

  An uneasy yet ultimately rewarding novel,  The Trouble with Goats and Sheep offers a lethal look at human frailty that is softened but not blunted by childhood nostalgia, by the heat of a long ago summer and by a sense of our own complicity – that we are as...