The Glass Room - Simon Mawer
I have put Wolf Hall to one side for now, which, whilst good, am finding the story too rich for my palate at present. Instead I have turned to The Glass Room by Simon Mawer, shortlisted for last year's Booker Prize. The story centres on newly married Vikor, who is Jewish (non-observant) and his 'Aryan' wife Liesel Landauer who, in 1929, wanting nothing of the past in their soon-to-be-built house, commission architect Rainer von Abt. I'm only a third of the way through so far but the prose style is clear and crisp and I'm enjoying it. Review to follow.