The Museum of Lost Love: beautiful and poignant

The Museum of Lost Love is a powerful stripped back narrative. It exposes the raw, emotional turmoil of love set against a backdrop of violence and war. This novel had a profound effect on me…

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#Sonnets: sheer comedy

#Sonnets made me laugh a lot! You know, that real laugh out loud way… If like me, you want to escape the news and/or make fun of the farcical political landscape we currently find ourselves…

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The Slaughter Man; a modern day fairy tale

[Fairy tales are] such dark, peculiar, amoral stories – stories that warn us to stay out of the woods but that also teach us how to survive. Cassandra Parkin When I interviewed Cassandra Parkin at…

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The Ten Thousand Doors of January; believe in the power of stories

The Ten Thousand Doors of January is a beautiful epic adventure brimming with magical realism; but is so much more than this. Full of layers, it is a stark portrayal of the abuses of power…

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Overdrawn; a stark portrayal of the future

Overdrawn by N.J. Crosskey is one of the most powerful books I have ever read. In a way it reminds me of The Handmaid Tale – not the actual story but the unsettling sense of…

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