William Palmer

The Stuff of Life

A Gentleman’s Relish

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John Murray’s forte, in his novels so far, has been the portrayal of the often extraordinary and sometimes plain barmy people who inhabit his version of Cumbria. A Gentleman’s Relish, his eighth, is a bit of a departure. While it keeps an umbilical link to Cumbria it strikes out in time and place, to follow the misfortunes of three generations of the Geraghty family in Oxford and London.

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