D.A.N. Jones, 21 March 1985
Show More The Engineer of Human Souls by Josef Skvorecky, translated by Paul Wilson.
Chatto, 571 pp., £9.95, February 1985, 9780701129316Show More
The Governess by Patricia Angadi.
Gollancz, 181 pp., £8.95, February 1985, 0 575 03485 8Show More
The Anderson Question by Bel Mooney.
Hamish Hamilton, 185 pp., £8.95, March 1985, 9780241114568Show More
The Centre of the Universe is 18 Baedekerstrasse by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy.
Hamish Hamilton, 199 pp., £8.95, March 1985, 0 241 11492 6Show More
“... the family, a doctor in a West Country village, commits suicide in the first chapter. The rest of Bel Mooney’s novel is devoted to a sad discussion of his motives and to the feelings of Eleanor and their son, Paul, trying to get over it. Again we are reminded of Little Eyolf, with the startling death so early in the story and the long, slow discussions ...”