February 2004, no. 258

February 2004, no. 258

Brenda Niall reviews 'The Great Fire' by Shirley Hazzard

Brenda Niall

London seen through a haze of smoke and fire in J.M.W. Turner’s famous painting, The Burning of the Houses of Parliament, is the evocative cover image for Shirley Hazzard’s long-awaited novel. The Great Fire comes twenty-three years after Hazzard’s brilliantly composed, witty, and ultimately tragic work ...