These are such English stories, sculpted with crystalline subtlety. The stories are constructed from dialogue. The interchanges between characters reveals Josipovici’s acute ear for conversation. The story telling is as delicate as the snow falling outside my study window. In After the way in which the understated dialogue reveals the shifting balance of power between the two protagonists is deft. Josipovici’s ability to develop memorable characters with the thinnest of brush strokes recalls John Berger.