Book reviews: Deathly reads and short stories

Book reviews: Deathly reads and short stories
 

The Dark Circle by Linda Grant (Virago, £16.99)
There is a breathless air to Linda Grant’s seventh novel, an elegant economy of character description that is entirely in keeping with her subject: the patients of a tuberculosis sanatorium in the Kent countryside at the end of the Second World War. 
It is an egalitarian institution, funded by the freshly minted NHS, and the inmates range from the aristocratic Lady Ann and demobbed army officers to Hannah Spiegel, a German Jew, and East End twins Lenny and Miriam, who arrive full of spit and fire but soon succumb to the dreariness of... read more

 
27 November 2016 in Entertainment, Views: 60
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