The Golden Age, Joan London’s third novel, is a gem. Like her two previous, highly acclaimed novels Gilgamesh (2001) and The Good Parents (2009), The Golden Age kept me riveted to the page from start to finish.
This novel is set mostly in post-war Perth in 1954. The story centres on the Golden Age Children’s Polio Convalescent Home. The fourteen young residents who live there have each been nursed in isolation wards in hospital during the acute phase of poliomyelitis. Continue reading