Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ten of the best locks of hair in fiction

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best locks of hair in fiction.

One novel on the list:
Possession, by AS Byatt

Byatt knows the Victorians liked their locks, and makes her plot turn on the discovery of a lock of hair in a grave. In the box that was buried with the great poet Randolph Ash, the eager researchers discover a bundle of letters, a bracelet and "a blue envelope containing a long thread of very finely plaited pale hair". They are sure they know whose hair it is, but the novel finally turns on the fact that they misidentify it.
Read about another lock of hair on Mullan's list.

Possession also made Christina Koning's list of the top six romances.

--Marshal Zeringue