Wood is a deft writer who deserves to be better known. Her debut, The Godless Boys, was a compelling alternative history of England in 1986; her second novel, Mrs Hemingway, reimagined the lives of the American author’s four wives. For her third, she alights on new territory, spinning a suspenseful story of obsession against the tense political backdrop of Germany’s Bauhaus art school.
The Book of Science and Antiquities
"It would be a crime to give away anything more, but the end of this beautiful novel made me cry. Jones writes with intelligence and a lively wit, but there’s more — a warmth that forces you to care about these people as if you had met them...."
— The Times
3 out of 5
A love story set in the Bauhaus art school during Germany's turbulent 1920s? Be still, my pounding heart!