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A massive and original talent,
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This review is from: A Proper Education for Girls (Paperback)
The only writer you can really compare di Rollo to is J.G.Farrell - there are more than a few echoes here of "The Siege of Krishnapur" - but do Rollo is very much a voice in her own right, and it is a distinctive and original voice, with elegant writing, joyful leaps of imagination, and an astonishing confidence in storytelling. Farrell won the Booker Prize with "The Siege of Krishnapur", and di Rollo ought to have done the same with this book. She is a major new writer, as her second novel "Bleakly Hall" (which I read first) confirms.