'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, 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.