Reviewer Sue Broom has put up a lovely thoughtful assessment of Green Lion on Nudge-book.com: Her portrayal of the sheer physicality of the lioness is sublime … The wilderness within the fence takes on a mystique of menace and there are some beautiful descriptions of its landscape. A recurring image throughout is gold – rare and […]
Here’s a lovely, wide-ranging, thoughtful review from BookBlast for Green Lion: Individual vs. family, rich vs. poor, man vs. wild animal, conservation vs. extinction: Henrietta Rose-Innes’ multi-layered narrative addresses all these contradictions skilfully and with lightness of touch. Green Lion speaks to us urgently of another kind of moral responsibility to that which we are […]
Book and Brew reviewer Jasmin Kirkbride gives Nineveh a strong recommendation in a new review: From the outset, Nineveh is characterised by vibrant insectoid imagery: the opening chapter focuses on a tree that has been colonised by caterpillars, for example. In the hands of any other author, such a motif might make your skin crawl, […]
Green Lion has made it onto Book Blast’s intriguing Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds for September, taking the “Environmentalism and the New World” slot on this list of “deliciously eclectic, mind-altering reads to see us into the Autumn”.
Dearest Londoners! I’m launching my novel Green Lion on 5th August, and I’d love you to come. RSVP as below to Belgravia Books.
My publishers Aardvark Bureau and Gallic Books are giving away ten copies of my novel Green Lion, about to be released in the UK. Enter on Goodreads – giveaway ends Aug 19.
Here’s a lovely piece in praise of caterpillars from Patrick Barkham in the Guardian – with a nod to Nineveh, noting the “welcome appearance for that rare species, the humane pest controller”. I’d forgotten what fabulous pets they are: busy, and oddly personable. The forest school class loved having caterpillars trotting up their arms, and solicitously […]
The first UK review of Green Lion came out a little while ago on The Bookbag. The verdict? “This is not necessarily a likeable book, but it’s certainly not a forgettable one.” – what more could you ask for? Rose-Innes’ animals have a liquid quality, slipping between boundaries, often unseen but felt or heard, frequently doing […]
I recently did a little piece for British Airways’ High Life inflight magazine for their “Hometown” series – about the elusive caracals on Table Mountain, and writing about home while far away, and how a rooikat popped up in my novel Green Lion (out in the UK in August). It’s kind of fluffy (furry?) but I like it. […]
I did a little Q&A about my novel Green Lion, which is coming out in the UK in August from Aardvark Bureau / Gallic Books. … as humans grow estranged from the natural world and as we lose more and more wild species, we seem increasingly to mythologise nature. We value the images of animals and […]