I will be interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour tomorrow, Monday, programme starts at 10am. There's a facility to listen on-line for up to seven days later
Sunday, 3 February 2008
We are what we wear because clothes reveal our personalities but, as Grant makes clear as she guides us through a dizzying ethical maze, they also conceal them. We leave Vivien, now middle-aged and recently widowed for the second time, swinging a bag containing a svelte new dress – a symbol of hope for the future if anything is – and we understand that, in this meticulously textured and complex novel, beneath Grant’s surface dressing, what she is talking about is more than skin deep.