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.
Launch party for Raffaella Barker's From A Distance
Barker: literary lightness
Last night Raffaella Barker launched her new novel, From a Distance,
at London’s book launch venue extraordinaire (Daunts Marylebone.) There
were Barkers aplenty, including Raffaella’s mother, Elspeth Barker,
with whom I talked about the Roman poets. Her editor spoke about how
she’d known Raff since she was a girl of fourteen, dressed in Victorian
clothes in a vicarage; and how her wonderful first novel, Come and Tell Me Some Lies, followed on very soon after that. This, she said, is a novel for a hammock on a sunny afternoon, both light and literary.