THREE HOT READS
◆ In AN UNSUITABLE
MATCH two divorcées with grown-up children fall in love and want to marry. It sounds straightforward enough but as the two families try to combine, cracks are exposed. JOANNA TROLLOPE
at her finest, writing about the complexity of simple things.
◆ In contrast, THE ONLY STORY by Man Booker winner JULIAN BARNES examines younger love – and how
it can shape a lifetime. We loved the suburban 1970s nostalgia in the first part of the book, which was a joy to read. Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more;
◆ or love Broadcaster the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question.
SALLY MAGNUSSON First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul
has doesn’t delved know anything about into that at nineteen. At nineteen, he’s proud of the fact his relationship Icelandic flies in the face of social history convention. for her As he grows debut older, the demands novel placed THE on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly SEALWOMAN’S have foreseen. GIFT,
telling Tender and profound, the The story Only Story is an of achingly beautiful novel by one of fiction’s greatest mappers a of woman the human heart. kidnapped by slavers in 1627. Trapped in a strange land, she takes refuge in the folktales of her home. Compelling stuff. £?.99