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Grace and Truth, by Jennifer Johnston, Review, €19.99.

12th March, 2005

Grace and Truth, by Jennifer Johnston, Review, €19.99.

Generally, you know what to expect with a Jennifer Johnston novel. It's fair to say that her territory isn't terribly original - loss, romantic love, rejection, bereavement, identity, family. But few seem to mine it more successfully.

The stoic agony of the lonely heart ads is her turf, and she has trod it confidently in a handful of novels over the past three decades.

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