Novelist and Reviewer:
Author: The Other Book, The Liberators. The Darkening Path Trilogy: The Broken King, vol. 1;
The King's Shadow, vol. 2, and The King's Revenge, vol. 3.
Also The Double Axe, a retelling of the Minotaur story.
How Many Miles to Babylon? by Jennifer Johnston: review
The first world war provides much meat for the novelist; and Jennifer Johnston's 1974 effort, How Many Miles to Babylon, has just been reissued by Penguin. I've reviewed it for The Observer, here. It tells a story of an unlikely friendship that is thwarted at every turn by class and mores, only to be ended in a manner both shocking and powerful. What with all the current fuss about Downton Abbey, it should strike a chord with the reading public.