For the magic of a novel two things are required: beautiful writing and brilliant storytelling. Too often authors manage one but not the other. Sarah Quigley has proved herself gifted at both. A novel from her is a relatively rare thing. This is her fourth and she hasn’t published one since 2004 according to the Book Council website. But The Conductor was worth waiting for.
She is also the Books Editor of the Herald on Sunday where the above review was first published on 22 May, 2011
The Bookman shares Nicky Pellegrino's enthusiasm for this novel. My review here.