TRESPASS by Rose Tremain

I confess I had never heard of Rose Tremain before, even though (I now know) she was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for another of her books.  I was in Waterstones and grabbed a 3 for 2 offer as I wanted something new to read on the train... and I'm glad I did.
  What can I say?  She writes beautifully, even though what she is writing about in Trespass plumbs the depths of human depravity.  She gets inside the innermost emotions of all her characters, most of them elderly, regretting past events and dreading the future, and I dare anyone to read this story and not empathise with some of the very human, selfish thoughts that her characters are constantly thinking.
  The subject matter doesn't make for easy reading, but the way in which it is written and put together does.  I'm not surprised she was nominated for the Booker.  I thoroughly recommend this book.
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