“The third book in Ali Smith’s quartet is her best yet, a dazzling hymn to hope, uniting the past and present.”



This third installment of a planned series of 4 books takes place in October, 2018. Brixit is once again at the forefront with the problem of the refugee crises not far behind.

There are 2 parts to this story. In the first part we meet Richard Lease a filmmaker who has recently had a good friend pass away, and the second part is about a woman named Brit, who works in immigration who one day on her way to work meets a young girl named Florence, who is on her own, who wants to travel to Scotland to visit a battlefield.

Brit compulsively follows Florence onto the train heading for Scotland. Florence is a very bright young girl and the discussion of current events between them is to the point. The refugee crises is discussed as is the refugee situation in Great Britain with all of its problems.

This quick read at is very well written and by far my favorite of the 3 books. As the books are not really connected this can be read as a stand alone.



Reviewed by:

Richard Franco

Added 3rd July 2019

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