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Re­lease Date: 5 March Au­thor: Jo Wal­ton Pub­lisher: Cor­sair

Jo Wal­ton’s lat­est uses a Slid­ing Doors- style con­ceit to ex­am­ine the 20th cen­tury through two dif­fer­ent ver­sions of one woman’s life, fol­lowed in al­ter­nat­ing chap­ters. We said: “Too of­ten it sac­ri­fices char­ac­ter de­tail for panorama… the pres­sure of cov­er­ing two life­spans in a sin­gle short novel re­quires much to be skimmed over in syn­op­sis, sac­ri­fic­ing the im­pact of the smaller mo­ments that are the novel’s strength.”

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