Lessons; an immersive and thought provoking masterpiece

Today Lessons, the new sweeping epic by Ian McEwan is published. It is a captivating interpretation of the microcosm within the macrocosm, a thought provoking theme that has been explored in literature for centuries. McEwan’s…

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Black Hearts; tense, dark and explosive

Crikey, I am really going to miss these Skelf women as I have been spending top quality time with them lately. Black Hearts is the fourth book in the brilliant Skelfs crime series written by…

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Isaac and the Egg; a true modern masterpiece

Before I started reading Isaac and the Egg, I wasn’t sure what to expect. All I knew was that there was a lot of hype surrounding this book, which is released this week, Thursday 18…

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The Last White Man; a modern day fable

Today The Last White Man is published. A powerful exploration of love, loss and fear set against a backdrop of racial discrimination, this latest novel from internationally bestselling author Mohsin Hamid is succinct and thought…

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The Orphan’s Mother: stunning wartime fiction

The Orphan’s Mother is an all consuming, powerful and deeply moving wartime narrative. This is the second novel I have had the privilege of reading and reviewing from Marion Kummerow as last year I read…

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