Everyone was shut in upon themselves

Dear Norah, I just came back from a trip by bike, during which There Were No Windows (1944) was my loyal reading companion. While Spring bloomed all around me, your book drove a sharp contrast to this outdoorsy vacation. The story of Claire Temple, an elderly woman facing loneliness and the onset of dementia, takes…

Norah Hoult

Norah Hoult (10 September 1898 – 6 April 1984) was an Irish writer. Born in Dublin, Norah was orphaned when she was still a child, and was sent to live with their father’s relations in England. Once there, she and her brother studied in various boarding schools. Norah worked as a journalist for the Sheffield Daily Telegraph….