The official UK publication date of The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt (Aardvark Bureau) is 9 January 2016, but – thanks largely to advance copies made available by Gallic Books for Aardvark Bureau via NetGalley – there’s been a steady stream of early reviews appearing on NetGalley, GoodReads and blogs.
Thanks so much to everyone who’s taken the time to read the book, and to post and tweet such warm reviews ahead of publication day. Here are links to some of those early reviews.
…a stunning example of writing that touches the soul, beautiful and haunting in its resonance…The writing is as close to a beautiful piece of music as I have encountered.
—Jackie Law @followthehens
Tracy Farr’s delightful, fascinating debut novel is the fictional memoir of Dame Lena Gaunt: musician, octogenarian, puffer of exotic substances. It was one of my Top 5 Fiction Reads of 2015…a standout read for me.
—Claire McAlpine @clairewords
A potent story of passion, love and loss mixed with stunning prose. Tracy Farr’s stunning mesmerizing language will captivate your attention. Clearly an author telling a story masterfully, her words a tactile experience.