Smash Lits with Carys Bray

I'm so glad that Carys has taken part in Smash Lits. She wrote one of my favourite books of the year, "A Song For Issy Bradley" which has been widely praised and is now on the prestigious shortlist of the 2014 Costa First Book Prize. Yay Carys! Anyway, without further ado: 1) Ian is described as "Superman in... Continue Reading →

A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray

  The Bradley family are devout Mormons. Ian is the Bishop, his wife, Claire, converted to the faith before marrying him and together they are bringing up their four children - Alma, Zippy, Jacob and Issy, following stringent Mormon rules. The author was herself, until relatively recently, a practising Mormon, so it’s fair to assume... Continue Reading →

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