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Troubles of the past: The Slowworm’s Song, by Andrew Miller, reviewed

5 March 2022

9:00 AM

5 March 2022

9:00 AM

The Slowworm’s Song Andrew Miller

Sceptre, pp.274, 18.99

Andrew Miller specialises in characters who are lost, often struggling to deal with the burden of failure. They don’t come much more adrift than Stephen Rose in The Slowworm’s Song, a former English soldier and alcoholic who is trying to start afresh with Maggie, a daughter he has barely met.

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