When Blue’s parents die suddenly, he is sent to live in the mountains of Mallorca with his grandfather, Horatio, whom he’s never met. Blue discovers that Horatio is a published poet and philosopher, and a bond develops between them. But when secrets emerge, will Blue’s life be shattered once again?
Diana Janney is the author of the novels ‘The Choice’ and ‘The Infinite Wisdom of Harriet Rose’, which is translated into four languages, produced as an audiobook and film rights were sold. Formerly a barrister, she read Philosophy at University College London, receiving a First for her Masters thesis.
‘A story of bereavement and a story of healing. This is a well-written and flowing story and the poetry included is elegant…beautiful.’ Lovereading, Indie Books We Love
‘In my opinion, A Man of Understanding should be classed as a modern literary classic. It is stunning.’ Novel Delights, 5 Stars
‘A melding of word art, emotional turmoil and entwining it with such a firm grasp on existential thoughts and fears. I adored it…Beautiful work’ Cheryl M-M’s Book Blog, 5 Stars
‘A novel that is multi-layered…Such a poetic novel in every way. I could say I felt almost honoured to read A Man of Understanding’ Beyond The Books
‘It definitely left a tear or two in my eyes. It also left me thinking….. That, for me, is the mark of a great novel’ Lisa Loves Literature, 5 Stars
‘So beautifully written…Emotional, thought-provoking and a beautiful story of two people bonding slowly and finding their way in life after their loss.’ Book Reviews for u
‘Granga talks, philosophises, teaches Blue about poetry, good food and Aristotle and the Golden Mean….It’s just beautiful and it made me cry.’ Bookchatter@cookiebiscuit, 5 Stars
‘The characters (even minor) are rich, the settings are vivid and the story is riveting’ W.D. Hart, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Illinois, Chicago.
‘It is one of the most beautifully written books I’ve ever read… I finished reading the book with tears in my eyes…. it’s something really special’ @bookwormblogss