Notes on a Scandal – Zoe Heller

A slim novel, but it certainly packs a punch.

The last of my Hereford Holiday Reads (I’ve started but I’ve yet to finish Stanley Stewart’s In the Empire of Genghis Khan), and the definitely better of the more worthy novels (The Reading Group is still chick lit in my book, albeit of a superior nature). That may be due to the fact that the private lives of comprehensive school teachers is a more familiar world than Donna Tartt’s Deep South, or it might simply be because the telling of this dark story is more to my taste, based on the incerasingly sinister relationship between an aging blue stocking spinster and a bohemian 40-something whose private and professional life she envies.

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