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Book review: Sophie and the Sybil

A wonderfully engaging, erudite and quite frankly, fun, novel about George Eliot. Written in the style of a Victorian romance, this is a literary romp through the later years of George Eliot’s career and her relationship with her German publishers, … Continue reading

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Book review: Wake by Elizabeth Knox

And swiftly on the back of reading Wake by Anna Hope, I decided to confuse the issue by reading another book called Wake, this time by Elizabeth Knox. I read Knox’s The Vintner’s Luck years ago and loved it so … Continue reading

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Book review: Wake by Anna Hope

Set in post-WWI England, many people want to forget what has gone before and yet, for many, this is not possible. Parents have lost their sons, wives their husbands, siblings their brothers. For those who have come back, even if they … Continue reading

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Book review: The long way to a small angry planet

Although I enjoy science fiction, I am more of a dystopia girl than space opera. But I had read a couple of good reviews of the long way to a small angry planet and thought I would give it a … Continue reading

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Music and memories: Book review of ‘The Chimes’

An unusual dystopian novel, The Chimes is a story of a populace without memories. Music underpins the lives of the populace of an alternative London; it guides them (tunes act as auditory maps so they can find their way around), it identifies … Continue reading

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Magical storytelling: Iain Pear’s Arcadia

Okay, so the title of this post probably gives away what I think of this novel! I have enjoyed all of Iain Pears’ previous novels and Arcadia can now be added to this number. It is a difficult novel to … Continue reading

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Book review: I Let You Go, Clare Mackintosh

I think this may be the shortest book review ever – read this book! I can’t tell you why you should read I Let You Go as the main reason I would give you is the plot. And the moment I … Continue reading

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