First review for SiB

Posted: October 21st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: authors, review, short stories, writing | No Comments »

First review for The Sea in Birmingham. Read the whole thing on BookOxygen. You can also read the foreword, by Alan Mahar on The Writers’ Hub.

The writing is consistently strong and widely varied, reflecting the experiences and styles of an extensive network from all walks and stations of life. A watery theme links several, as though the sea were indeed both metaphorically as well as physically inching inland . . . Simone Weil said that it is not so much what every moment of a human life contains as the way in which each of its moments is connected. This book offers an insight into how Midland writers, in this instance over thirty years, create and develop a sense of solidarity within both an area and a discipline.

The dots join up and make a gorgeous whole – well worth reading and emulating. Siân Miles in BookOxygen



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