Posted on 5th August 2014

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Mr Loverman

In 2014, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize worked with the Regional Literature Development Agencies to find reading groups across the UK to read the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize-winning titles. Mr Loverman by Bernadine Everisto was read by the Lye Down With a Good Book Reading Group from Lye and below are reviews from its reading…

Posted on 1st July 2014

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 Mr Loverman

Bernardine Evaristo is an audacious writer: whether it’s mining her own family tree for material and weaving it into a verse novel or turning history upside down in a revisionist tale of ‘whytes’ enslaved by Africans, she’s not afraid to rip up the rule book in order to tell a story her own way.  She’s…

Posted on 19th June 2014

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Mr Loverman

Mr Loverman lives up to his name.  In Evaristo’s hands he is a funky, feisty, hugely adorable man   -she takes a difficult subject and imbues it with wit, passion and honesty. I loved it and I’d marry him… if only he would have me…” Julia Wharton, Jerwood Charitable Foundation Trustee Synopsis: Barrington Jedidiah Walker is seventy-four…