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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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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Tasting Sunlight; a novel to awaken the senses

What an apt title for such an beautiful book. When I started reading Tasting Sunlight I was fed up and a bit feeling sorry for myself. Yet that soon changed and it’s because of this…

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The Octopus Man; full of humanity, wit and warmth

I have read loads of books in my time but I can honestly say I have never read anything quite like The Octopus Man. I am so grateful to have read this important, unflinching but…

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A Man of Understanding; a novel to stir the senses

When I was approached to read and review A Man of Understanding, the new novel by Diana Janney I thought it seemed unique and touching. That was definitely an underestimation. I was correct about it…

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