I have a new review up on Shiny New Books today which I’d like to share with you, and it’s of an excellent and neglected novel by the great film-maker Emeric Pressburger. The book is “The Glass Pearls” and it’s a stunning read.

Pressburger was a Hungarian-Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany and so his choice of protagonist – a war criminal in hiding – is perhaps unexpected. I’d long wanted to read the book, and so was delighted that Faber have chosen to reissue it in a lovely new edition. It’s a gripping and unforgettable story, and you can read more about it here!