With the blockbuster-movie strapline . . . and a plot-line that Ned Beaumann would be proud of you might well be going in expecting something extraordinary. And in a sense Claudia is extraordinary, yet it's a tale that's very firmly nestled in the quotidien. It's one of the keys I think to what makes Anthony Trevelyan's books work so well: the sheer everyday acceptability of events . . . I for one am looking forward to wherever Mr Trevelyan intends to take us next.
Trevelyan's prose is wholly readable, with wonderful, concise details that conjure full moments in perfect little capsules