Marina Warner: Boys’ Play, 6 May 2021
Show More No Boys Play Here: A Story of Shakespeare and My Family’s Missing Men by Sally Bayley.
William Collins, 253 pp., £14.99, January, 978 0 00 831888 8Show More
“... In No Boys Play Here, which forms a diptych with Girl with Dove, her unsparing memoir of 2018, Sally Bayley is concerned with ‘boys trying to become men, but also girls playing at being boys’. Dads, uncles, brothers, neighbours – figures of menace and disaster – loom and vanish (‘when I look for the men they are never there’). When they do ...”