Painting a picture in words

The Emperor Of Paris by CS Richardson, published in hardback by Granta, priced �12.99 (ebook �8.26). Available now.  PA Photo/Granta.
The Emperor Of Paris by CS Richardson, published in hardback by Granta, priced �12.99 (ebook �8.26). Available now. PA Photo/Granta.

The Emperor Of Paris

by CS Richardson

A quirky eccentricity emanates from the pages of this second novel from the author of bestselling The End Of The Alphabet.

To the very last page, Richardson’s effervescent imagination envelopes the reader.

People spring out and just as quickly disappear; their images imprint on our minds only fleetingly as Richardson paints his picture with the deft subtlety of an Impressionist.

This is a charming tale about the power of the imagination, and when faced with unspeakable tragedy, how you can overcome it with art and once again grab hold of the joy in life.