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Acre’s Orphan by Wayne Turmel

In this second instalment of the ‘Lucca le Pou’ stories, we return to Lucca and his band of misfits almost exactly where we left them – struggling with the aftermath of war, deep in the heart of their beloved city, which is on the brink of collapse. Turmel once again takes us on a journey

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BOOK REVIEW: Acre’s Bastard by Wayne Turmel

The Crusades, religious corruption, and complex communities: Wayne Turmel confronts it all in his newest series, The Lucca le Pou Stories, of which the delicately written Acre’s Bastard is the first instalment of the series. In it, we are introduced to the famed city of Acre, to the half-Syrian, half-Frankish orphan Lucca, and his colourful

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FICTION: The Forger of Cairo by Wayne Turmel

Cairo, Egypt, July 1800 Scritch, scritch, scritch. The fine metal tip gouged the bronze to exactly the right depth. Ahmed smiled as he pursed his lips, blew a flake of metal away, and ran his thumb over the new mark. The precision of the work pleased him even though it was a shame to waste

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FICTION: The Towel by Wayne Turmel

“You’re up on points. Don’t be a dumbass.” Big Bill’s leathery hand slapped his son Billy upside the head, making his head ring, which was more than Mendoza had been able to do through five rounds. The Mexican in the other corner was old and slow and looked like he wanted to get the hell

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FICTION: The Clairtangentist by Wayne Turmel

Lemuel ran his thumb over the etching on the back of the Rolex. Even before the images fully formed in his mind, he knew this guy was going to pay the asshole tax. After all, the reason the nervous white man needed cash—the abortion would cost two thousand dollars—had nothing to do with the loving

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BOOK REVIEWS

   – A – ALL THAT IS BETWEEN US by KM Elkes  A FISH TRAPPED INSIDE THE WIND by Christen Gholson A HERRING FAMINE by Adam O’Riordan A LEGACY OF SPINES by John le Carre A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE by Arkady Martine A TIME OF BLOOD by John Gwynne A TIME OF DREAD by John

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BOOK REVIEW: Chain Linked by Michelle Blair Wilker

Michelle Blair Wilker’s Chain Linked is a wonderfully deep, rich and varied short story collection. It’s a collection that has a real heart to it. Wilker talks about the things we sometimes overlook in life or are too busy to notice; love, fleeting conversations, casual observations, loss, regret – it’s in essence a collection that

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BEST BOOKS: Ross Jeffery’s Best Books Read in 2018

Our head of books has been rather busy this year and has had a remarkable turnover of reviews. Reading everything that has come his way, from the big publishers to many a independent press and so we feel he’s the guy to talk to you about his best books of 2018 – or the year

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AUTHORS

FICTION … A Mohamed Abdulraheem: The Leper Kevin Acott: Crack Nicole Acquah The Butterfly Effect George Aitch: Refugees Sascha Aurora Akhtar: The Nature of Wounds Dave Alcock: Companions Vanity Derek Andersen: The Sinner Aleksandra Andrejevic-Bullock: The Party Lauren Andrews: Chocolate Lily Steven Arciniega: The Most Invisible Mexican Tuuve Aro: The Jar Chris Arp: The Talk John D. Ashton: The Deer  Catherine Assheton-Stones: The Luck Axis B Jennifer

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