This was my first Sarah Waters novel which, like all too many books, has been waiting patiently on my shelf to be read. All her work seems to have attracted prizes and awards and this book was shortlisted for the Man Booker in 2009. It turns out to be very much more than a 20th Century ghost story.
This is a video adaptation of my recent text blog, reviewing the 2013 Man Booker prize-winning novel.
In my 2012 list of best reads of the year, I’ve reached number 9, which is Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel. For Mantel fans, who are many, this was eagerly awaited and, for those who enjoyed Wolf Hall, it was the sort of sequel we had all hoped for. Justifiably, it won its author a second Booker Prize and set readers wondering not only when the promised third volume will appear but whether Mantel might even win again. (My bookmaker is not taking bets.) You can find extended reviews elsewhere so I am concentrating on my views.