Philip Hensher, The Northern Clemency

6443222As a rule, I love multi-generational family sagas, and Philip Henscher’s The Northern Clemency was no exception to that rule. Although nothing earth-shattering happens to any of the middle-class people in a suburb in Northern England (well, except for the shocking execution of a hapless reptile early on!), the weight of detail Henscher gives us about their lives makes them all memorable.

(Read from March 31-April 7, 2010)


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