Article published on June 21, 2015.
I hadn’t read anything by this author before although I had heard of him. I found the book well-written and well-structured, with elements of lives of the key characters revealed in the course of the narrative. I sometimes felt that the author’s research was being plastered on, but this is often a problem with novels set in other times and other places, and I did find it interesting to learn about how Canadian farms were created and how English and Canadian societies dealt with “deviance”. I would give this novel four stars out of five, and would be happy to read more by this author.
Hilary Clarke, Leeds
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