Author Advent 25: Deborah Lawrenson

"Just one? Such a hard question! For perfectly-judged prose and sinuous plot beautifully controlled, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell. The spare but incisive narrative pulls you in until you ache for the main characters."

Deborah Lawrenson
Songs of Blue and Gold

Each day until December 24th an author featured at TVFH over the last few years tells us of their favourite read of 2009 in our Author Advent. You'll have to provide your own chocolates and there's no little door to open, but you could try placing your hand over your eyes and then removing it again. Authors include the likes of Julian Barnes, Iain Banks, Paul Torday, Patrick Gale and Marina Lewycka. And for those of you who like lists, we'll list them all on December 29th.

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