On its US release, Alison McCulloch reviewed The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt for the New York Times Book Review, Sunday 26 June 2016 (in print 26 June, online 24 June).
What’s immediately intriguing about Lena Gaunt isn’t Lena Gaunt but the fact that she plays a theremin…And Lena Gaunt isn’t just any theremin player. She’s a legend, if she does say so herself…
—New York Times Book Review
The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt is one of four novels reviewed by McCulloch under the heading ‘The Shortlist: First Novels’.
- Read the review online
- Image at the top of this page is from the beautiful banner illustration by John Gall for the review