Sunday January 19, 2020

Book review: Royals by Emma Forrest

A platonic friendship story full of passion and heart

29th September, 2019
Emma Forrest: her fourth novel has the quicksilver magic of a pop hit

Fiction: Royals, By Emma Forrest, Bloomsbury, €14.95

The premise of Emma Forrest’s fourth novel reads like a pop song. A shy dreamer from the wrong side of the tracks teams up with a complicated princess to take on the world. It could be pulled straight from the tattered songbooks of Springsteen, Dylan or Lou Reed, with a dash of Morrissey at his most whimsical.

Forrest, a music journalist turned novelist and...

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