‘A beautifully elegiac portrait of a good man living in a time of turmoil
You don’t need to look up Ted Gorton on Google (but I did of course) to be satisfied that what he writes about, he knows about.
What I liked most of all is the tone of the book: humane, witty, sane and regretful, informed on every page with a deep love and respect of the world it evokes.
A very substantial achievement, a wonderful read—it deserves to get lots and lots of readers.’
Only the Dead by Ted Gorton was shortlisted for the Author’s Club Best First Novel Award and Andrew Miller announced the winner. You can listen to him here. His comments on Only the Dead are above. You can get your copy of the book here.