Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd

 What does one really want from a novel? There’s nothing wrong with a good plot: Kate Atkinson’s Jackson Brodie novels set great store by their intricate criss-crossings and silky lines which bind and I cherish those. William Boyd is a very fine novelist: I am looking forward to reading his 007 effort Solo. I really enjoyed Any Human Heart and his Nat Tate spoof.…