Summer friendship in the North Riding.
Reviews of novels and other fiction.
Book review: ‘Ness’ by Robert Macfarlane & Stanley Donwood
A haunting prose-poem (I think).
Book review: ‘River’ by Esther Kinsky
File under Sebaldian.
Book review: ‘All Among the Barley’ by Melissa Harrison
Rural idylls weren’t quite as idyllic as they seemed.
Book review: ‘The Gallows Pole’ by Benjamin Myers
18th-century Yorkshire meets the Sopranos: intrigue, betrayal, murder, and revenge in the Calder Valley.
Book review: ‘At Hawthorn Time’ by Melissa Harrison
An extraordinary modern rural novel.
Book review: ‘Darwin and Lady Hope: the Untold Story’ by L.R. Croft
A dreadful book attempting to breathe new life into the long-discredited myth of Charles Darwin's deathbed conversion to evangelical Christianity. File under ‘Fiction’.
Books by or about W. G. Sebald
A list of Sebald-related books reviewed on this site.