In timely fashion, the Press & Journal says that Denzil Meyrick’s For Any Other Truth is ‘dramatic, satisfying and definitely a book to take on holiday wherever we end up this year’. | [Press and Journal]
Publishing on Thursday, Alistair Moffat’s first novel The Night Before Morning is winning fans at recommendation site LoveReading, whose expert reviewer said ‘This all too plausible and atmospheric reimagining of the end of WW2 hits hard as it turns history on its head. Moffat’s ability to walk through time with his words ‘makes it all too easy to fall into this story and believe it is real.’ | [LoveReading]
If you like a ‘twisty, intricate and action-packed crime novel’ LoveReading also recommends For Any Other Truth, saying it ‘packs a punch on the emotional front too.’
Bob Harris, whose new Sherlock Holmes mystery, A Study in Crimson is out in the US this week, wrote about the enduring appeal of the man in the deerstalker.
As Wimbledon got off to a flying start last night with Andy Murray’s heart-in-mouth victory, one of Britain’s first great champions, Lottie Dod, subject of Sasha Abramsky’s new biography Little Wonder, was featured in the Telegraph. | [Telegraph, £]
It was quite something to see and hear the Centre Court crowd get behind Murray. As live audiences return to venues, Mara Menzies’s evocative letter to the Lyceum Theatre captures the moment. Read, or listen, here.
The Tablet’s cover story this week is a long and fascinating article about George Mackay Brown, which has this to say about Malachy Tallack’s collection of GMB’s short stories, Simple Fire: ‘Tallack understands islands, the way they are silent and also impossibly loud and full. He comes at Brown with real empathy. … For newcomers to George this collection is a good introduction.’ | [The Tablet]
Polly Pullar and red squirrels Pipkin and Helen featured on Landward in a segment showing their release back to the wild. Catch up now, and pre-order your copy of A Scurry of Squirrels, which is published on Thursday. | [BBC iPlayer]