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Bedlam Reviewed by Mal Peet


One of the many things I like about Ally Kennen's novels is that they are built around big, centralising metaphors but she doesn't overcrank them, nor resolve them. At the heart of Bedlam is the image of asylum, sanctuary. However, like our government's policy on asylum, it's a shambles. Kennen powerfully suggests that the real place of safety is within the generous hearts of the young. I'd like to think that she's right. MAL PEET

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