Category Archives: John Lawton

Books of the Month – October 2011

I didn’t manage a lot of reviewing in October but was lucky enough to have a couple of 5-star reads which means Book of the month is a difficult choice so I’m not going to make it. Tom Franklin‘s Crooked Letter, Crooked … Continue reading

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Review: Second Violin by John Lawton

Second Violin attempts, I think, to be something of an epic; somewhat audaciously depicting many aspects of war time life both in continental Europe and in Britain and delving into all classes and communities.  From the Austrian/German Anschluss in 1938 the book … Continue reading

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