Book Review. Pianos and Flowers by Alexander McCall Smith.

The stories in Piano and Flowers are based on the premise of a single photo serving as inspiration for each story. Loved that. There is nothing I love more than looking at old black and white photos and imagining the lives of the people in those pictures. In Pianos and Flowers these photos were of people walking across a lawn, women standing outside the labour office, troublesome tenants and pogo sticks and bicycles. I thought some of the stories, and the characters, were very good. Iron Jelloids was particularly inventive. Whereas some of the other stories did not really come off the page. They didn’t seem to have a spark to them, as if the author was not able to breathe life into them.

Thank you to the publisher for a free copy of this book via Netgalley

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