Tom Rachman's debut novel is one of the top books I have read this year. Each of his chapters can be read alone but works wonderfully when put together.
He tells the story of an English newspaper established in Rome. The story intertwines the past with the present effortlessly. Each character has their own section for their story. By the end of the novel the reader will have a glimpse of the toll it takes on a person’s life when they are running a newspaper in the twentieth century, including all the ups and downs changes in management can cause.
This is such an enthralling narrative that putting it down is near impossible and I finished the book in an hour and a half.