10 August, 2018
Author: Sarah Moss
Category: New Books
Recommended by bookseller Eleanor Franzen:
"Silvie is the daughter of a bus driver whose love for Ancient British history is tinged with racism and nationalism. He has brought Silvie and her mother on a trip to Northumberland to live as Iron Age peoples did, but their campmates—a professor and his students on an 'Experiential Archaeology' course—are less devoted to dogmatic historical accuracy, and tensions rise almost at once. We know something terrible is going to happen; how could it not, given Silvie’s father’s propensity towards violence, and the expedition’s growing obsession with the ritual murders that culminated in bog bodies? But Moss takes us there slowly, carefully. I have no hesitation at all in calling Ghost Wall a masterpiece."
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