The Invention of Dr Cake by Andrew Motion

About the book

What is the truth about the mysterious Dr Cake? Why, at his funeral, is there no name on the brass plate so ostentatiously screwed into his coffin-lid? Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate, has written a tantalising novel about poets and their afterlife.

Reviewed by Kings Somborne Reading Group:

The group was not absolutely sure whether the subtleties were too confused for clarity, but on the whole accepted it as a book they would recommend.

Star rating: ***

Read the book

Request to borrow a reading group set