The Essential Jennifer Johnston : "Captains and the Kings", "Railway Station Man", "Fool's Sanctuary" Paperback
Jennifer Johnston is recognised to be one of Ireland's finest writers. This collected edition brings together three of her best-loved novels, THE CAPTAINS AND THE KINGS, THE RAILWAY STATION MAN and FOOL'S SANCTUARY for the first time, in a special gift edition to bring her to a new audience, together with a full introduction from novelist and playwright Sebastian Barry (author of THE WHEREABOUTS OF AENEAS McNULTY).
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 01/06/2000
- Category: Anthologies (non-poetry)
- ISBN: 9780747264620
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Review by CaitlinAC
I read <i>The Railway Station Man</i> for an Contemporary Irish Literature course at university. In short, Johnston's prose is simply beautiful. It reads more like poetry than traditional prose. As for the plot and themes? Poignant and moving.