Magnus Frater

Lips Part like Split Plums

King Ludd

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John Curtis/Hodder & Stoughton 352pp £11.95 order from our bookshop

In Graham Swift’s Waterland, a young historian absorbed by the history and mystery of the Fens finds himself faced with the question of how history differs from story-telling and legend. Swift’s precision as a writer enables him to treat each strand of the question separately and yet do justice to the whole.

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