Questions of Travel

Buy on Amazon “….and one brilliant melange – the poet Lavinia Greenlaw annotating a selection from William Morris’s tour of Iceland. This is formally the most adventurous, with Morris’s text on the recto page, and Greenlaw’s poetic reshapings and interpolations … Continue reading

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An Irresponsible Age

“A funny, moving and wholly involving account of people struggling belatedly to grow up and take charge of their lives.” Peter Parker, TLS “Greenlaw has already established herself has a significant force in British poetry. This novel seems certain to … Continue reading

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Minsk

“Greenlaw manages both to show the unimportance of human feeling in this setting and to make its intensity present. Her studies of colour, light, water, ice and distance are fascinating…” Sean O’Brien, Sunday Times “ … the bleakness in her … Continue reading

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Mary George of Allnorthover

  Flamingo 2001 “With perceptiveness and verve, Lavinia Greenlaw charts the travails of a spunky new heroine, Mary George, caught in the treacheries and stagnancy of an English backwater in the 1970s.” Edna O’Brien “… the perfect setting for Greenlaw … Continue reading

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Night Photograph

Faber & Faber 1993 Galileo’s wife, a woman dying of radium poisoning, the first dog in space, a strangely obsessed pianist, an early beneficiary of plastic surgery and a Russian boy whose adventures are limited by the immature powers of … Continue reading

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