Simon Baker

Blast from the Past

Blast from the Past

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The Donnelly family, the central figures in Nick Laird’s third novel, ought to be happy. They’re reasonably well off. Many of them work in the estate agency founded by Kenneth, while Alison, the second of his three children, is about to embark on what should be a blissful second marriage after a disastrous first with an alcoholic. However, in Modern Gods we join them as things are unravelling. 

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