Posted on 2nd April 2012

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Fiction Uncovered by…Emma Garman, writer

Halfway through Josephine Hart’s final novel, The Truth About Love (2009), a mother with two dead children, hospitalized by grief, recalls her psychiatrist’s decision to marry a suitable girl instead of the love of his life. ‘He got love wrong,’ she thinks dismissively. ‘What can he do well?’ The sentiment echoes back to Hart’s famous…

Posted on 29th June 2011

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The Strange Fate of Kitty Easton

The Strange Fate of Kitty Easton, Elizabeth Speller’s second novel, is set in a small English village during the aftermath of the Great War, with the ghosts of the dead haunting the present. At a stately home, which dominates and dictates village life, the Easton family are still trying to unravel the mystery of the…