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Book Review: Ease, by Patrick Gale

According to the publisher’s information, Ease is “a novel about downsizing from a life of ease and upgrading to one of sleaze.” It is an attention grabbing description, but doesn’t do the story justice, and oversimplifies my experience of it…. Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Perfectly Good Man, by Patrick Gale

A Perfectly Good Man opens with 20-year-old Lenny Barnes, paralysed in a rugby accident, taking his own life in the presence of Barnaby Johnson, the much-loved priest of a West Cornwall parish. The tragedy’s reverberations open up the fault-lines between… Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale

Gale leaves his usual Cornwall for Canada in his latest novel to tell the story of Harry Kane, Gale’s great grandfather. Harry’s emigration, disappearing without reason to Canada inspired this story. Gale wondered what caused him to leave the relative affluence… Continue Reading →

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