Love is conspicuously absent from Toni Morrison's eighth novel. Despite the title, the word is spoken only once by a living person. Like the ghosts haunting Morrison's fictional houses, however, love lingers in a distorted form. At its core are a terrible homesickness and a hunger that seeks to devour its object. The story centres on a deserted seaside hotel, once owned by the beguiling entrepreneur, Bill Cosey, who dreamed of providing a pre-integration playground and haven for blacks.
Swimming, believes Jenny Landreth, “can be a barometer for women’s equality”. Here she tells the fascinating story of the inspirational “swimming suffragettes” who went the extra mile, splashing and smashing through convention. Last week marked the centenary of some women gaining the right to vote, and Swell shows how other rights were denied, too – it wasn’t until the 1930s that women had equal access to swimming pools.
Spring is already in the air, and the first signs of life in the form of a brave few daffodils are appearing. It’s also the season in which budding novelists blossom into bookshops. Debuts which have been published to huge success in Spring include The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson, The Trouble With Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon, to name but a few. But why is Spring such a hot time for debuts? And how do publishers get new writers noticed?
Greetings from the #Baltics where it’s a bracing but beautiful -15degrees ❄️
Gorgeous #sunset & night flight out here (the first time I’ve been above the clouds in 3 years, 4 months...) https://t.co/hv5xII6ItX
@AlexClark3@questingvole 👌🏽 good plan! I’m going to pack about ten million pairs of tights! Apparantly it’s going to be -22degrees on Thursday night, eek!
(I think the craft beer will also be good way of warming up 😉)
See you in the Baltics, hooray!
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Selecting a term
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