All articles by: Sarah Gellner

Books: Old fashioned and full of heart

Published: November 21, 2017
Written by Sarah Gellner

The Lost Musicians by William Heinesen Dedalus £9.99 There’s something refreshingly slow-paced about old-fashioned novels, written in the days before the creative writing academy, with its axioms of place, point …

Books: The long rocky road to where?

Published: August 2, 2017
Written by Sarah Gellner

The Road To Somewhere: The Populist Revolt And The Future Of Politics by David Goodhart C Hurst £20 I didn’t expect to like this book. I did a little office …

Books: Brave confrontation with evil

Published: July 6, 2017
Written by Sarah Gellner

Mischling by Affinity Konar Atlantic Books £12.99 What can you say about the style, characterisation, plot structure etc of a novel about the systematic torture of children? An abomination that …

Books: Hormone displacement

Published: March 12, 2017
Written by Sarah Gellner

Testosterone Rex:?Unmaking the myths of our gendered minds by Cordelia Fine Icon Books £14.99 How often have you done it, as a parent or professional: watched a group of boys …

Books: Mexican magic realism

Published: October 11, 2016
Written by Sarah Gellner

Pierced By The Sun by Laura Esquivel AmazonCrossing £8.99   Mexico City, the setting for this novel, is like London stretched to the nth degree; so grubby, so socially and …

Fast and furious fiction with dark humour

Published: May 1, 2015
Written by Sarah Gellner

This collection of very short stories offers a window onto an alien world that seems rather fam­iliar. Snobbery, vanity, flattery, self-importance – if these, as the stories suggest, are the …