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Charles Lambert
Charles Lambert was born in 1953 in Lichfield, England. In 1976 he moved to Milan and, apart from brief spells in Ireland, Portugal and London, has lived and worked in Italy since then. His first novel, Little Monsters, a Good Housekeeping selection and described by John Harding (Daily Mail) as... show more

Charles Lambert was born in 1953 in Lichfield, England. In 1976 he moved to Milan and, apart from brief spells in Ireland, Portugal and London, has lived and worked in Italy since then. His first novel, Little Monsters, a Good Housekeeping selection and described by John Harding (Daily Mail) as 'beautifully written and crafted, and more compelling than many thrillers', was published in 2008, the same year as his collection of prize-winning stories, The Scent of Cinnamon and Other Stories; the title story won an O. Henry Prize. Any Human Face, his second novel and the first in a trilogy set in modern-day Rome, was welcomed as a 'a sophisticated literary thriller' by the Guardian, while for the Telegraph's Jake Kerridge it is 'a slow-burning, beautifully written crime story that brings to life the Rome that tourists don't see.' The second novel in the trilogy, The View from the Tower, was published in January 2014. It was followed by an autobiographical fiction, With a Zero at its Heart, named as one The Guardian's top ten books of 2014.
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The Way She Reads
The Way She Reads rated it 7 years ago
Those who regularly read my reviews won’t be surprised to hear me say I enjoy a book that takes me by surprise and leaves me thinking about what I’ve read long after I’ve finished it. The Children’s Home may well be the most surprising, thought provoking and also baffling book I’ve ever read. In man...
So many books, such little time.
So many books, such little time. rated it 7 years ago
'For a moment, in this passing gesture, weary with affection, exasperated at the other man's stubbornness and refusal to understand, Morgan saw David before him, the man David might have become. "Have you learned nothing from all this?" Answer: ... No, not really... Morgan is a disfigured man wh...
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 7 years ago
I've been postponing this review for weeks now because basically I still don't know what to say about it. It was by far one of the weirdest books I've ever read. But not in the weird way that I usually quite like. No, I was wondering for almost the entire book if I wasn't somehow missing what was ...
BuckeyeAngel
BuckeyeAngel rated it 7 years ago
Morgan has become horribly disfigured and lives by himself except for his housekeeper Engel. Morgan doesn't really do much but catalogs books in his library.He is alive but not “ living”. Then children start appearing at his house. The first being a baby named Moira. Then more come until there are s...
ELK's Library
ELK's Library rated it 7 years ago
I received a free copy of this ebook through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My feelings about The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert are a little ambivalent. On one hand I like the writing style, it reminds me quite a bit of Kazuo Ishiguro’s, Never Let Me Go. The author uses a disjoin...
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