Just finished ‘Gold’ by Chris Cleave; a wonderful read in beautifully couched English Language. OK, I know it’s completely different, but some of the phrasing put me in mind of Thomas Hardy when I first read him many years ago. And ‘Gold’ is definately on a par with Chris Cleave’s ‘The Other Hand’, which I read a couple of years ago. Highly recommended and that’s my good news for the day! Give Chris Cleave a try.