18. Alma Cogan - Gordon Burn

posted 12 Dec 2012, 12:30 by Oxford Reading Group   [ updated 13 Dec 2012, 07:18 ]
March 2004
Suggested By: Tom
Rating: 7.0 out of 10

Summary: Alma Cogan was Britain's biggest-selling vocalist of the 1950s. Burns' novel blends fact and fiction as he explores the relationship between public and private life. Our meeting at Trinity College seemed to reach agreement that this was a complex, mysterious and fascinating book. That said, it still left several of us a little bit cold (Gordon and Tom excepted), and wondering whether a re-read was required.