Media fuss obscures a good novel

Media fuss obscures a good novel
JK Rowling: her chance at writing purely for pleasure again, without the terrible burden of expectation, has gone. Photo: Andrew Montgomery

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith. Sphere, €15. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

The Cuckoo's Calling

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There's nothing new about the idea of a celebrated figure disguising themselves to go among the ordinary folk. It's a staple of myth and folklore - all those stories of gods and princesses who pretend to be common people in order to see how they're treated without the armour of their fame and status.

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