Wide Sargasso Sea is an origin story for Jane Eyre’s madwoman in the attic. Mrs Rochester’s history as told here is one of blame, black magic and betrayal.
Success looks an awful lot like failure in Martin Amis’s novel. Half-brothers Gregory and Terry trade places in this sharp-edged tale of class warfare.
Readers who come to du Maurier’s short story collection ‘Don’t Look Now’ may be disappointed – not because the writing is bad, but because it’s too good.
Du Maurier’s short story puts the ghost in the machine. Don’t look now …
Is crazy-eyed rage your party trick? Do you dabble in passive aggressive Post-its? That’ll be your ‘inner chimp’.
Sasha is, to borrow half a title, ‘down and out in Paris’. Not a cheery read by any stretch of the imagination, Good Morning, Midnight is the story of a woman who just doesn’t fit.