The Mother of the Brontës just suffers from Manzoni's curse: the first few pages of a novel are eye watering, but if you can get past them, it’s all smooth sailing. Scratch that, it’s captivating.
Let me say right from the start that this book is amazing. Its main feature is the obvious amount of research Turnbull put into it, something I’m grateful for. It allowed me to learn more about the House of Romanov and the early ‘900–from an unique standpoint.
When I saw Sandfuture on Netgalley, I knew it would be an impressive tale - the blurb didn’t pull any punches, telling me I was about to discover the life and the works of Minoru Yamasaki, architect.