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A Day Like Any Other by Isla Dewar

A Day Like Any Other

Isla Dewar

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Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publication date: 14 May 2020
ISBN: 9781846974908
4 stars out of 5
13 May 2020

"nothing very much seems to happen for extended periods – but under the surface there is a deep well of triumphs, romance, tragedy and loss"

Each woman serves to supply the counterbalance to the other and temper more painful memories. Anna may have failed to make a living as a poet, but flashes of verse pepper her thoughts, sometimes profound and beautiful, sometimes comic. You could argue that a similarly reflective, contemplative voice is used by all the characters in the novel, and that there could perhaps be more to distinguish them, but then Edinburgh is a poetic place and, in A Day Like Any Other, the spirit of the city is powerfully evoked.