Time Out

Posted by Jo Baker on February 10, 2012

'A versatile and talented writer.'


Jo Baker's fourth novel is a multi-generational epic that follows the members of a family as they make their way through the twentieth century. Its fast-flowing style, sparky dialogue and lean narrative hops through decades, taking in wars, deaths, births, hardships and dark family secrets... It's a richly evocative story that Baker brings to a neat close with a defining moment in contemporary British history. Well crafted and highly readable, The Picture Book places Baker at the top end of the list of emerging, youngish British literary talent."