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Review – The Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

Synopsis: How do we weather the end of things? Cloud Cuckoo Land brings together an unforgettable cast of dreamers and outsiders from past, present and future to offer a vision of survival against all odds. Constantinople, 1453: An orphaned seamstress and a cursed boy with a love for animals risk everything on opposite sides of a city wall… Continue reading Review – The Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

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Review – Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson

Synopsis: For generations, Rich Gundersen's family has made a living felling giant redwoods on California's rugged coast. It's treacherous work, and though his son, Chub, wants nothing more than to step into his father's boots, Rich longs for a bigger future for him.Colleen just wants a brother or sister for Chub, but she's losing hope.… Continue reading Review – Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson

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Q&A with Rachel Edwards

Hello everyone, today I have a very special Q&A for you. Lucky by Rachel Edwards is probably one of the most intense and unforgettable books I have read this year. It touched upon online gambling as well as identity and belonging which are very close to my heart. I am totally in love with it… Continue reading Q&A with Rachel Edwards

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Review – Animal by Lisa Taddeo

Synopsis: I drove myself out of New York City where a man shot himself in front of me. He was a gluttonous man and when his blood came out it looked like the blood of a pig.  That's a cruel thing to think, I know. He did it in a restaurant where I was having… Continue reading Review – Animal by Lisa Taddeo

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Review – The First Day of Spring by Nancy Tucker

Synopsis: Chrissie knows how to steal sweets from the shop without getting caught, the best hiding place for hide-and-seek, the perfect wall for handstands. Now she has a new secret. It gives her a fizzing, sherbet feeling in her belly. She doesn't get to feel power like this at home, where food is scarce and… Continue reading Review – The First Day of Spring by Nancy Tucker

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Review – Lean, Fall, Stand by Jon McGregor

Synopsis: The highly anticipated new novel from the Costa-award winning, three-times Booker-longlisted author of Reservoir 13. When an Antarctic research expedition goes wrong, the consequences are far-reaching – for the men involved and for their families back home. Robert ‘Doc’ Wright, a veteran of Antarctic field work, holds the clues to what happened, but he is… Continue reading Review – Lean, Fall, Stand by Jon McGregor

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Review – The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex

Synopsis: Cornwall, 1972. Three keepers vanish from a remote lighthouse, miles from the shore. The entrance door is locked from the inside. The clocks have stopped. The Principal Keeper’s weather log describes a mighty storm, but the skies have been clear all week. What happened to those three men, out on the tower? The heavy sea… Continue reading Review – The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex

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Review – The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr.

Synopsis: The Halifax plantation is known as Empty by the slaves who work it under the pitiless gaze of its overseers and its owner, Massa Paul. Two young enslaved men, Samuel and Isaiah dwell among the animals they keep in the barn, helping out in the fields when their day is done. But the barn… Continue reading Review – The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr.

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How The One-armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones

Synopsis: In Baxter's Beach, Barbados, Lala's grandmother Wilma tells the story of the one-armed sister, a cautionary tale about what happens to girls who disobey their mothers.  For Wilma, it's the story of a wilful adventurer, who ignores the warnings of those around her, and suffers as a result. When Lala grows up, she sees… Continue reading How The One-armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones

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Review – Nightingale by Marina Kemp

Synopsis: Marguerite Demers is twenty-four when she leaves Paris for the sleepy southern village of Saint-Sulpice, to take up a job as a live-in nurse. Her charge is Jerome Lanvier, once one of the most powerful men in the village, and now dying alone in his large and secluded house, surrounded by rambling gardens. Manipulative… Continue reading Review – Nightingale by Marina Kemp