Book Review: Fear a peculiar driving force

03 May 2016 - 09:35 By Kate Sidley

The peculiarity of the characters in Jen Thorpe's debut novel, The Peculiars, lies in their phobias - of crime, strangers, driving.In the hope of overcoming them, they meet for treatment at the Centre for Improved Living.Thorpe has a confident air, so it's a surprise to learn the idea for her book stemmed from her phobia of driving.

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