Cressida Connolly

Love in the Stone Age

Ask Again, Yes

By

Michael Joseph 400pp £14.99 order from our bookshop

How different a story Romeo and Juliet would have been had the star-crossed lovers been able to text one another. Tess of the d’Urbervilles, too: had Tess used WhatsApp, there would have been no need for her letter to Angel Clare to go unnoticed since she’d have seen at a glance whether he’d read the crucial message and followed it up. In fact, any number of the great literary tragedies could have been averted by the use of modern technology.

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