"The tradition of the drum song as a means of re-telling a saga has endured for centuries across many cultures. Its advantages are many, not least of which being that the drum speaks any number of languages, requires no translation; and surely Gdan..."
Joan has spent a lifetime enduring the cruelties of men. But when one of them commits a shocking act of violence in front of her, she flees New York City in search of Alice, the only person alive who can help her make sense of her past. In the...
"I’m not at all sure where to shelve this one; it’s a period piece, set in 1893 and it struck me that Sarah Perry was (consciously or not) seeking to emulate the style of Thomas Hardy or perhaps George Eliot. And some of her Essex characters certai..."