Fiction in brief: The Dark Circle by Linda Grant

"The Dark Circle wears various disguises. It is a post-war novel which might be describing post-Brexit Britain with its fears and prejudices"

By Arifa Akbar   January 2017

isbn9780349006758-detailThe Dark Circle by Linda Grant (Virago, £16.99)

The Dark Circle wears various disguises. It is a post-war novel which might be describing post-Brexit Britain with its fears and prejudices. It is about illness and the new, if shaky, egalitarianism of the NHS, but also a rejoinder to today’s populist view that things were better back then. It deals with dark subject matter with a lightness of tone. These disguises strain awkwardly against each other at times, although there is something eminently British in its stiff upper lip stoicism.

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