The Hollow Land, by Jane Gardam

Jane Gardam is a prolific author who is well known for her nPat ovels for adults such as Old Filth and The Man in the Wooden Hat. She also writes for children and young adults and a number of these novels cross over into adult fiction. The Hollow Land, which won the 1983 Whitbread Children’s Book award. So do encourage younger readers that you know to try out this author who may be new to them.

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Piranesi, by Susanna Clarke

You may be familiar with Susanna Clarke’s debut novel Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell which was published to great acclaim in 2004 and was dramatised by the BBC. Her next novel and subject of our first review, Piranesi, was nominated for various literary prizes and won the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2021.

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