Bought 19 Jul 2005 (charity shop)

Hm, again. I always get the new Brookner when it comes out, although I seem to have missed this one first time around. I have a theory that either Brookner is getting more depressing as she gets older, or as *I* get older. This, I think, bears the first hypothesis out – although it is, of course, depressing, some action does actually take place, and the characters don’t all reach the ends of their lives during the book.

Keeping for the sake of completeness, but I’m hoping the next new one might be… a little more jolly?