Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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JOHANNESBURG FIONA MELROSE, CORSAIR, £16.99 (EBOOK £8.99) HHHH H SET over the course of one day - that of Nelson Mandela's death - Melrose's second novel boasts an array of characters that give the novel a weighty depth.

There's an agitated mother turning 80 and her daughter, returning from New York to host a party neither woman wants; employees of an embattled mining company in the heart of the South African capital; a pair of siblings torn apart by tragedy and their friends, colleagues and housekeepers, who help paint a picture of bustling life in a city infamous for danger and racial tension.

With tales of love, war, troubled families and self doubt taking centre stage, at a time of national and worldwide mourning for South Africa's greatest statesman, Melrose shows the human condition - and the need for THE UPSTAIRS ROOM KATE MURRAY-BROWNE, PICADOR, £12. …

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