Brilliant Birch lacks a meaty plot

{ "b" : "The Naming Of Eliza Quinn," , "cite" : "by Carol Birch, Virago, €20."}

7th January, 2006

{ "b" : "The Naming Of Eliza Quinn," , "cite" : "by Carol Birch, Virago, €20."}

You couldn't blame Carol Birch if she felt a bit frustrated by her lot in life.

As the author of seven well-received novels - one of which, The Fog Line, won the prestigious Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize in 1991 - the Manchester-born, Lancaster-dwelling Birch should be well known to lovers of literary fiction.

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