Posted in October 2020

Little Boy Lost (1949) by Marghanita Laski

Book review by Sylvia D: I don’t know where Marghanita Laski sits in the Pantheon of novelists published between 1900 and 1950 but a Persephone Books The Captive Reader article in 2018 says, ‘She epitomizes the middle brow, writing about seemingly-serious topics in a titillating way with basic, extremely readable prose. Little Boy Lost is particularly … Continue reading

Magnolia Street (1932) by Louis Golding

Book review by George S.: Magnolia Street is rather like two later books, Howard Spring’s Manchester saga, Fame is the Spur, and Walter Greenwood’s Love on the Dole (set in Salford), in that it has a large cast of characters, mostly presented in a Dickensian way, with each of them given some striking and memorable … Continue reading