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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The three book challenge…

I came across an article this week from The Harvard Business Review giving us tips on how we can all read more books. Brilliant I thought; I’m going to adopt these tips in the hope…

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Homegoing; a novel of harrowing beauty

I love historical fiction and it is because of that I was attracted to Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel, Homegoing. However Homegoing is much more than historical fiction; it is a novel that portrays the large…

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