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Nadia has been here before, at this seeping-away of hope. The other times curl behind her like the petals of a rose, all the memories, all her babies – false alarms, real pregnancies lasting only until her body rejected them.

Meanwhile her boyfriend Simon is underground caving. Nadia knows he risks his life, a decadent death among the limestone, his bones withering in the rock. Her work is to create, to mould leather-hard clay into something beautiful. But she has not the heart for it today.

Limestone and Clay shows a maturation and deepening of her considerable talents … Lesley Glaister has produced a portrait of human relationships both disconcerting and haunting in its unflinching clarity’ Sunday Telegraph

Reviews

Disconcerting, haunting and unputdownable
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Her characters are real and vivid; they miss each other in the dark ... a beautifully worded tale and utterly true to itself
SUNDAY TIMES
Terrifying ... Glaister truffles her way down to the grim heart, where we find out what makes people tick like time-bombs
DAILY TELEGRAPH
Glaister's fresh and vivid voice shouts above the insipid ranks of so much contemporary fiction
THE TIMES
Glaister specialises in domestic horror. Skeletons fairly rattle in her fictional cupboards
INDEPENDENT