"This won the Booker prize in the late 80s and…"
This won the Booker prize in the late 80s and yet I think is a consistently underrated read. Telling the story of Claudia Hampton, a journalist and historian, it captures the sense of time and place so beautifully. The characterisation is stunning, and it combines humour with some utterly moving elements.<br>I've read this book many, many times and always find something new in it somehow. A must readRead moreLess