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BOOK REVIEW: You Will Be Safe Here by Damian Barr

“You will be safe here” – a phrase which, while it offers so much, is often heavy with false hope and littered with absent promises. It is entirely understandable why Damian Barr decided to title his emotionally charged first novel this, the words first being told to a diarist who is documenting her tremendous ordeal

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BOOK REVIEW: Behold America by Sarah Churchwell

A country is an amalgamation of dreams and nightmares: a torrent of conflicting visions that bash and crash against each other. They drive the country through triumph and disaster. They push its people together whilst systematically pulling them apart, but I don’t have to tell you this. It is most likely that you are witnessing

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BOOK REVIEW: Judderman by D.A.Northwood

‘Your brother’s with the Judder.’ If you are not aware of The Eden Book Society – where have you been? Dead Ink have been able to obtain the rights to their back catalogue and are releasing titles over the course of the year, with each one being a macabre little slice of horror. There is

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BOOK REVIEW: Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen

In Germany 1934 the last place you’d look for a fifteen-year-old Jewish girl is in a Hitler worshipping all girls school, but that is exactly where you should look in Matthew Killeen’s Orphan Monster Spy. Killeen delivers a tense, frightening young adult novel steeped in a terrible chapter of world history. Orphan Monster Spy opens

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