Reading not reviewing

18 February 2016, by Harriet Devine

A Man of GeniusLots of happy hours on the sofa reading A Man of Genius, which I’m going to write a full review of for Shiny. This is the first novel by the celebrated literary critic and biographer Janet Todd, and obviously makes use of her decades of reading and writing about women writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Her heroine is a writer of trashy gothic novels whose life takes an unexpected and unwelcome turn and plunges her into experiences as scary and gothic as anything she’s ever written about. Great stuff.

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