“I enjoyed A Home from Home, and admired Susan Barrett’s imaginative verve and technical skill. The idiosyncratic setting of the care home is very convincing, and sheer multiplicity of the well-characterised staff and inmates is impressive. So are their complex interrelationships and their often surprising and far-reaching backgrounds. She brings off one of the best things that a novelist can do – the creation of a world – and writes about it both vividly and elegantly.” Michael Frayn, October 2016
I’ve blasted my contact list with this stunning recommendation. Suddenly, excited replies are falling over themselves in my Inbox. I was intrigued by one from someone who said that now he would think about ordering the book. He may have said that as a kind of joke, but it’s as though I’ve been seen as a bumbling old biddy whiling away her twilight years until someone of true worth gave his view and I’m suddenly readable.
So, thank you, MF.