Hilary Mantel （review date 14 January 1996）
SOURCE: “Mother of Invention,” in New York Times Book Review, January 14, 1996, p. 13.
[In the following review, Mantel offers a tempered assessment of Incidents in the Rue Laugier.]
“Please accept me as an unreliable narrator,” says Maffy, the shadowy initiator of this shadowy tale Anita Brookner's 15th novel, Incidents in the Rue Laugier, begins warily, as if the business of storytelling might be an infringement of good manners. A history is to be reconstructed, a history of a life...
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