“It would have helped her to know that lots of people feel like this, but like lots of people she believed her feelings were so odd they must surely be unique. There was a terrible and unnecessary loneliness to this belief, since it was so often completely inaccurate. For who does not feel incomplete and not quite prepared for life’s mysteries? And who is not wary of love, once they have known its wounds?”
Ready or Not?, Grace Wynne-Jones
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‘…this is one of the best Irish novels this year…The trip to Greece is steeped in olives and jasmine, cicadas and sunshine…readers will love the local gigolo, Dimitri. Grace writes with great humour…On a more serious note, her portrayal of friendship, commitment and the complexity of relationships is very real and most enjoyable.’ EVENING HERALD re. ‘Ready Or Not?’