A story of toxic masculinity: One of the Boys

Over the last few years there has been a rise in domestic noir fiction; you only need to think of Girl on a Train, Gone Girl and I Let You Go to realise that domestic…

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Reader, I Married Him: the benefits of reading a short story

I read on the BBC news website the other day that us Brits just don’t have the time to read anymore. According to a new survey by The Reading Agency, 67% of us would like…

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Exit West: Dystopia, magical fantasy and emotional truth

This is a book that everyone must read. Never before has the timing of a novel been so poignant as it explores the themes of migration, refugees and jingoistic nationalism. When the author Mohsin Hamid…

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Book group pick: The Night Book by Richard Madeley

I know it’s a book blogging rookie mistake but I genuinely didn’t know that Richard Madeley had entered into the world of novel writing. Yeah, I knew all about Richard and Judy’s Book Club; I…

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Sirens: the noir of Manchester

I wanted to read Sirens for two reasons; everyone was raving about it and it’s set in Manchester where I live. Although we’ve only just really started 2017, Sirens is definitely one of the best…

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