|Review in The Guardian, read the full review here:|
With thanks to Sara Collins!!
|Thanks so much to Simon Savidge|
Mrs Death Misses Death review for Frank Magazine
Simon's support has been amazing from day one...
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Mrs Death Misses Death
is a Love Reading Debut of the Month
Read more here, with thanks to Liz Robinson
Meanwhile news came in from France: My friends Willy and Olivia picked up a copy of #MrsDeathMissesDeath from the legendary Shakespeare & Co - And so although we are all on lockdown, they sent these pictures so I get to see a real Shakespeare & Co. stamp next to my real name in a real book I wrote that happens to feature in a future dream sequence of finding this very book in that very same bookshop in Paris in a future time while being here in London in lockdown in present day 2021!! Miracles!! Magic!! Dream come true!! Thank you!!
Thank you to Waterstones who are supporting brilliantly with an exclusive blog piece and also sharing a short video of a reading of the beginning of the book!
Beautiful piece in Bookmuse, thank you so much
Read the full piece by Catriona Troth here
Amazing review in Caught By The River,
Thank you Wendy Erskine!!Read more here
“A thought-provoking novel that travels across time and place to question the value of life, the experiences of womanhood, and grief in all its forms.”
“Celebratory and life-affirming, aglow with love, fortitude and compassion.”
Mail on Sunday
“Lyrical, abstract and utterly original.”
“A defining, animating force”
“Lyrical, powerful and definitely one you need to read”
“Unusual and thought-provoking”
“Godden’s writing bypasses tired adages, zooming in on specifics that become loaded and devastating … Comparisons can easily be drawn to Max Porter’s remarkable debut Grief Is the Thing with Feathers and, closer to home, Mark O’Connell’s Notes from an Apocalypse, Doireann Ní Ghríofa’s A Ghost in the Throat, and Dennis O’Driscoll’s devastating poem Someone. … Mrs Death Misses Death is both a balm to a bad year and a reassuring accompaniment to a new one.”
“Will no doubt be appearing on Books of the Year lists eleven months from now”
Caught By The River
“Unlike any other book I’ve ever read … I will be shouting from my window to anyone who can hear me; Mrs Death Misses Death is a masterpiece of modern literature.”
“Both playful and sobering, witty and smart. It made me laugh out loud and brought me up short. Hard to know what Godden might tackle after bringing her readers face to face with what we most want to avoid, but whatever it is I’ll be reading it.”
A Life in Books
“Unusual, musical, and a real pleasure to read: this is the first entry on my Best of 2021 shelf”