The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey will be published later this month. Margot is a terrific writer, and I suspect this will be a very popular book. Described as a modern take on Jane Eyre, it’s set in the 1960s, in Scotland.
I really liked her previous book, The House on Fortune Street, which I reviewed here. I noted then that Jane Eyre was referred to often in the novel, and I wondered if there were parallels that I was missing. I guess it’s time for me to read that one . . . (That’s right. I confess. I’ve never read Jane Eyre.)
Anyway. Look for the new Margot Livesey. Coming soon to a bookstore near you.