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By Andrew Bax
For generations of Oxfords residents, students and visitors, Boswells has been part of the city’s charm. It was therefore an obvious subject for Oxford Inc, a group of writers who compile stories around a common theme. All sorts of people pass through the department store; they may look just like...
As a surgeon cuts a hole in his wrist, Victor Andrews contemplates his impending death. It’s not dying he fears, however, but that he may quit life having understood little or nothing about it. If he survives, he decides to embark on a forensic investigation of his mind in search...
Originally published in 1987, Ascension to Death is a heartbreaking love story set in the conservative Druze region of southern Syria. It recounts the story of Salma, an orphan girl, who falls in love with a boy from her village but is forced into an arranged marriage.