Literary reviews by Tim Love.
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Monday, 24 May 1999

"Love of a Fat Man" by Helen Dunmore (Penguin, 1997)

A third of the way through I was beginning to be impressed. There's little variety in the point of view, but the epiphanies are well done. "Annina" and "Girls on Ice" show that she can write other types of stories as well. Too many of the later stories fail to earn their keep. Quilts, tanned legs, living away from home and gifts of gloves are popular props.

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