YOU’RE PRETTY GAY: Charles Rammelkamp reviews a short story collection by Drew Pisarra
C.J. Cooke, also known as Carolyn Jess-Cooke, is formidable in her achievements. An award-winning poet, novelist, academic and mother of four, her latest work is a text-book example for her creative writing students of how to write a tense page-turner that presses all the right buttons.
Book review – THE PRISONER’S WIFE: this remarkable novel by Maggie Brookes is based on a true story and tells of an almost incredible deception successfully carried out during World War Two
Virgin & Child: Michael Bartholomew-Biggs is intrigued by a new novel by Maggie Hamand in which a theological conundrum leads to tension – and ultimately violence – within the Vatican
Psychoanalytic psychotherapist Juliet Rosenfeld published her meditation, as her publicist so aptly describes it, on her own journey from an intellectual understanding to a deep, personal grasp of Freud’s distinction between harrowing grief and the gentler sorrow of mourning in February – when today’s equivalent of Spanish flu had begun to throw wives, husbands, children, lovers across the globe into states of emotion they may never fully process.
Starting from Alice in Wonderland, re-told as Alice St Claire by Hoshino Yukinobu, the Citi Exhibition Manga at the British Museum invites the visitors to enter the rabbit hole of the fabulous manga imaginary world.
P W Bridgman confesses himself pleasantly surprised by an unorthodox combination of poetry collection and murder mystery: he promises however that his review contains no spoilers.
The over-arching title of this eight-volume novel brings to mind the Rougon-Macquart. The comparison is apposite because while Zola structures his series around his faith in biological determinism, Dent’s novel dismisses it as a delusion.