Books, Reviews

Book review: ‘The Swimming Pool’ by Louise Candlish

'I can't take my eyes off the water. Can you?' It's summer when Elm Hill lido opens, having stood empty for years. For Natalie Steele - wife, mother, teacher - it offers freedom from the tightly controlled routines of work and family. Especially when it leads her to Lara Channing, a charismatic former actress with… Continue reading Book review: ‘The Swimming Pool’ by Louise Candlish


“Tampa”, by Alissa Nutting.

Tampa, the latest and most controversial literary debut by Alissa Nutting has been causing a commotion since it was released earlier this month. Nutting has produced a literary work which touches on what can only be described as a taboo subject, exploring a student-teacher relationship which will surely cause a flurry of both positive and… Continue reading “Tampa”, by Alissa Nutting.