I was predisposed to like this book and its author, Moira Young, even before I had bought my copy.
Here are my reasons:
In her acknowledgements Moira Young thanks Elizabeth Hawkins ‘who showed the way.’ Moira had attended one of
I was also drawn to the book because Moira was not an apple-cheeked recent graduate from the creative writing course of life but a ‘woman of a certain age’ who had been an actress, worked the alternative comedy circuit in the 1980s, and enjoyed a spell as a tap dancing chorus girl and an opera singer. She then finds herself the subject of a bidding war with one publisher resorting to hiring tame crows to win her favour and Ridley Scott snapping up the film rights. Add one inevitable churlish book review from a quality newspaper and this woman of a certain age was set fair to like this novel.
The story tells of
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