Hannah Beckerman

Critic

UK

Hannah Beckerman is an author and journalist. She is a freelance features writer and book critic for The Observer, the FT Weekend Magazine and The Sunday Express, and regularly chairs panels, discussions and interviews at literary festivals and publishing events. She has judged numerous book prizes including the Costa Book Awards.

Ordinary People

Date: 05 Apr 2018 Category: Books
7.0 Rating
There is a moment in Diana Evans’s third novel when one character observes: “Marriage, it was all about the kids… The romantic love from which they sprang becomes an old dishevelled garden visited on rare occasions fuelled by wine and spurts of spontaneity, and the bigger, family love is where the bloom and freshness lie.” The capacity of the four protagonists – two black couples in their 30s struggling to balance the demands of fami ...