Nick Parker

Daddy’s Girl

Either Side of Winter

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Benjamin Markovits’s first novel, The Syme Papers, was a splendidly dense, funny and meticulously satisfying tale woven around an academic narrator’s attempts to rescue the reputation of an eighteenth-century geologist and adventurer. (Weighing in at over 600 pages, however, some found it a little too meticulous.) His second novel, Either Side of Winter, is a much more measured – and brief – affair.

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