Walter Scott Prize shortlist: Hannah Kent’s ‘The Good People’

  So much for leaving Hannah Kent’s book for last, as I’d planned. Picking it up for a short peruse, I found it such an easy read I finished in a couple protracted reading sessions. The Good People is set in County Kerry, Ireland in 1825. Beginning with the sudden, unexpected death of Martin Leahy… Read More Walter Scott Prize shortlist: Hannah Kent’s ‘The Good People’

Walter Scott Prize 2017 Shortlist: Graham Swift’s ‘Mothering Sunday’

  This year’s Shortlist for the Walter Scott Prize consists of seven novels: four by female authors, and three by men. There’s Sebastian Barry, who’s Irish, Hannah Kent from Australia, and the rest are English. Interesting no Scots made the Shortlist – not that there must be. I am, as I said earlier, hoping to… Read More Walter Scott Prize 2017 Shortlist: Graham Swift’s ‘Mothering Sunday’