Book of the Week

Reckless by William Nicholson. Photo: PA Photo/Quercus

Reckless by William Nicholson. Photo: PA Photo/Quercus

0
Have your say

Reckless by

William Nicholson

BAFTA-winning screenwriter and novelist William Nicholson has outdone himself with this sequel to Motherland.

The ambitious Reckless is set largely against the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis. London is a complex social world.

It’s a Who’s Who of 1960s Britain, a masterful interweaving of the historical and the emotional, and in Nicholson’s hands, we almost expect the characters to walk off the page.

As the political clouds gather, whirlwinds descend on the Londoners.

I raced through the 500 pages in 24 hours; full marks.