Accessibility Tools

  • Content scaling 100%
  • Font size 100%
  • Line height 100%
  • Letter spacing 100%

Phillip Siggins

Phillip Siggins reviews 'The Best Man for this Kind of Thing' by Margaret Coombs

April 1990, no. 119 12 September 2022
Margaret Coombs’s second novel is an account of personal struggle against oppression and an analysis of the painful growth of awareness wryly viewed with humour and compassion. This is not a tranquil recollection; it is a confronting, buffeting novel, racy, witty, and uneven. Helen Ayling (pun intended) is both protagonist and narrator. The narrator, perhaps occupying time present, views her yo ... (read more)