The Ha-Ha; a brilliant and important social comedy

Is there no end to Tom Shakespeare’s talents? Tom is a world renowned sociologist, ethicist and disability activist – the latter being the main reason why I know of him. And now with the release…

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The Complete Short Stories of A. A. Milne; a charming collection to dip in and dip out

Like everyone else, I knew of A. A. Milne as being the creator of one of the most well-known characters in literature – Winnie-the-Pooh. I also knew something of the author’s life from watching the…

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Hotel Arcadia; a unique, thought-provoking thriller

Hotel Arcadia is a very different, unique thriller. It depicts a brutal and bloody terrorist siege set in a luxury hotel. Yet the protagonists – two survivors trapped in the hotel, never personally encounter the…

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A Bookshop of One’s Own; a powerful memoir

What initially struck me with A Bookshop of One’s Own is it’s beautiful cover. I first came across this memoir on BookTwitter. At the time I didn’t know anything about the book, nor anything of…

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The London Bookshop Affair; a stunning Cold War novel

Wow! What an all-consuming novel The London Bookshop Affair is. I can’t stop thinking about the world of espionage inspired by true historical figures and events that bestselling author Louise Fein has created. This is…

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