Rebecca Swift Reviews Jay Rayner's Novel - The Literary Consultancy

Rebecca Swift Reviews Jay Rayner's Novel

October 23, 1994 | Other News

Before she established TLC in 1996, Rebecca Swift also worked as a book reviewer for The Independent.  In one of her reviews, she takes a look at Jay Rayner’s novel, The Marble Kiss, published by Macmillan.

“This energetic, well-written first novel divides its narrative between a Tuscan hill town in the 15th century and 1980s Florence. As with Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, it juxtaposes an animated portion of history with the obsessive, often misguided efforts of interested parties in the present day to tell a ripping good yarn. It also raises deeper questions: Has humanity really changed in 500 years? What on earth is history?

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