Difficult read fails to live up to Johnston hype

Foolish Mortals. By Jennifer Johnston, Headline Review, €20

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
6th October, 2007

Foolish Mortals. By Jennifer Johnston, Headline Review, €20

Now in her late 70s, Derry-born Jennifer Johnston has been the doyenne of the Irish literary scene for a number of years and has been producing novels since the early 1970s.

Foolish Mortals is her latest offering, and is the first of her books I have read.

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