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EMILY PERKINS The Forrests. Reviewed by Kylie Mason

Posted on 21 Jun, 2012 in Fiction | 0 comments

Families and their enduring effect on individuals give the author of Novel About My Wife a deep well to draw from. Dorothy and Evelyn, the sisters at the heart of Emily Perkins’s novel The Forrests, are so close in age and similar in appearance...

SOFKA ZINOVIEFF The House on Paradise Street

Posted on 19 Jun, 2012 in Fiction | 0 comments

This timely novel of estranged sisters and a family consumed by history gives a compelling insight into contemporary Greece. The house on Paradise Street, Athens, is home to three generations of the Perifanis family. Told alternately by Maude (or...

Crime Scene: ANN CLEEVES The Glass Room

Posted on 14 Jun, 2012 in Crime Scene, Fiction | 0 comments

Murder and malice at a writers’ retreat. This is the fifth novel in a series featuring Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope of the Northumberland police. Like many of the more successful English crime series, these books depend heavily on a sense of...

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