Tag: Rachael Smart

Unthology 11 – Edited by Ashley Stokes & Tom Vowler

We are delighted to bring you the latest instalment from Unthank Books – Unthology 11. It is a sublime treat for all short story lovers, a collection which hits above its weight in every possible way. The Unthology idea is a fabulous one – with many new voices coming from within their pages, showcasing the

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All That Is Between Us by KM Elkes

Irving Howe once said of flash-fiction, or the short-short story as it’s otherwise known: ‘Everything depends on intensity, one sweeping blow of perception. In the short short the writer gets no second chance. Either he strikes through at once or he’s lost.’ ‘All That Is Between Us’ is a collection of flash-fiction that strikes through.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Letters Page Vol 3 Edited by Jon McGregor

The Letters Page, Vol 3. edited by Jon McGregor is a celebration of handwritten correspondence. This epistolary journal features letters from established and emerging writers on the theme of departure. Its smart design boasts a fold-out mailing package combined with all the nostalgic features of handwritten letters. There’s a red wax seal on the cover,

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BEST BOOKS: Rachael Smart’s Best Books Read in 2018

The following books piled up on my desk this year and bought me atomic moments of reading pleasure. Books that have thoroughly immersed me, so much so that sometimes life has gone off the grid. One collection saw me miss all my stops on the tram and then my final connection home.  Me and that

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BOOK REVIEW: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Naomi Novik’s Spinning Silver is a young adult fantasy with all the silvery enchantment of a Lithuanian fairy tale spun in to a fiction fit for our times. This is a novel bluish with snow and rime where a brittle chill rips through a fey King’s ice kingdom, and winter governs. Peasants starve out in

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