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Books and writers
Many of my lovely followers are interested in pictures - especially pictures of food. Once a week I digress from the world of cooking and eating and feature books and writers. If, till now, you have quickly scrolled past these posts, do give the next one a minute or so.
Capital (coming up next) is quite simply the best novel I have read in months. It is clever because it is easy to read but hidden in the seamless prose is a story of life; not just one life, but the lives of several people living in one street. How many of us know what our neighbours are worrying about? And if we did, do we really care?
John Lanchester takes us into many different worlds, shakes us out of our complacency and makes us think about the concerns of others.
When was the last time you gave a moment’s thought to the traffic warden, the builder or the owner of the corner shop? This book will change how you think. I forgot to tell you, it’s also a cracking thriller.