An allegory for the pre-9/11 world.
A young blind woman and her father escape Paris with a national treasure as a brilliant, young man is denied his future as a scientist to be thrown into war. This is about the good and bad in people as they are reduced to survival conditions.
The author uses a plural point of view to tell the story of three sisters returning to their parents’ home as adults.
Today’s review of the FRENCH CONCESSION by Xiao Bai comes from the mind of my guest reviewer, and husband, Don Desbiens. It’s about Shanghai in the 1930s: a fascinating and, apparently frightening, place.
by fangswandsfairy • Audio, Book Review Fiction, historic elements, Literary Fiction • Tags: BBC, Emma Fielding, Literary Fiction, London, Mod, Nick Hornby, Penguin Audio, Swinging Sixties, Television
The story of a young woman trying to break into comedy but without a clue. Her whole life changes when she moves to London and learns it’s about talent and being in the right place at the right time.