Why Ann Quin’s Tripticks is a Road Trip Novel for Our Time

Hippy love cults, drifters, and a native American: just some of the cast of characters you’ll meet on a journey through Ann Quin’s final novel Tripticks, published in 1972. Robert Shepherd, whose article on Quin appears in our recent issue of Postgraduate English, celebrates this little-known work as a tricky road trip whose time may... Continue Reading →

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Ghost MacIndoe

Jack Baker introduces the work of the contemporary novelist Jonathan Buckley. His third novel, Ghost MacIndoe, is a moving account of a deceptively ordinary life, taking in a historical sweep from post-war austerity, through the energy of the 60s and 70s, to an indifferent modern society. This review is part of our series on lesser known but... Continue Reading →

A New Bun in the Oven: Olive Moore’s Spleen

In this contribution to our series on the best book you’ve never read, Carissa Foo explains how she happened upon the intriguingly titled novel, Spleen, by the modernist writer Olive Moore. Modernism. Women. City. These were the three keywords I had in mind, and repeatedly typed into databases, when I rummaged through libraries during my... Continue Reading →

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