Francis King

Love in Visiting Hours

The Light of Day

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TO SUMMARISE A plot in the space of a paragraph or two is all too often the hardest task that faces a reviewer, but in the case of Graham Swift’s latest novel that task is easy. To say so is in no way to disparage this accomplished work: after all, from Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Persuasion to Anna Karenina and The Wings of the Dove, some of the greatest novels have the simplest of plots.

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