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BOOK REVIEW: The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Form the award winning author Kiran Millwood Hargrave of ‘The Girl of Ink & Stars’ comes her much anticipated follow up novel ‘The Island at the End of Everything’ and what a book it is. A kaleidoscopic depiction of a young girls struggles on the Island of Culion in 1906. An island that is both

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BOOK REVIEW: Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans

‘Who Let the Gods Out’ is Maz Evans debut in Children’s fiction and was published by Chicken House in February 2017. There is a sequel to this called ‘Simply The Quest’ coming out later this year and rumblings of a third and fourth book in the series coming in 2018 – but more about that

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BOOK REVIEW: Every Fox is a Rabid Fox

‘Every Fox is a Rabid Fox’ reflects issues of class, mental illness and how the unhappiness, depression and toxic masculinity of older generations are passed down to their children – sounds like a cheery number, that’s just from the blurb on the back of the book. You will be hard pressed though to read another

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BOOK REVIEW: Letters to a Young Writer by Colum McCann

From the fabulous publishing house, Bloomsbury, comes another jewel in their very big and very decorative crown; from critically acclaimed author Colum McCann the author of the National Book Award winner ‘Let the Great World Spin’ comes the brilliantly insightful ‘Letters to a Young Writer’. ‘Letters to a Young Writer’ comprises of fifty-two short prose

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BOOK REVIEW: Between Them by Richard Ford

‘Between Them’ is more than a memoir about Richard Ford’s upbringing – it’s in essence a brilliantly woven account of parenthood told in a rawness that is as striking as it is tragic. Ford’s love of his parents and struggle with his parentages is exquisitely constructed with prose that is written in such a poignant,

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BOOK REVIEW: Auto Rewind by Jason Arnopp

IMPORTANT: PLEASE REWIND TAPE Jason Arnopp is the crazed mind behind the fascinatingly haunting break out hit ‘The Last Days Of Jack Sparks’ (2016 – read our review here); which in my opinion has firmly cemented him into the future of British Horror writing. You only have to look at his past credits, ‘Friday the

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BOOK REVIEW: All The Good Things by Clare Fisher

‘All the Good Things’ is the debut novel from Clare Fisher and what a debut it is; from the opening paragraph to the closing sentence. ‘All the Good Things’ is reminiscent of a rollercoaster ride that I never wanted to end and observing the aftermath of a car crash that I couldn’t turn away from.

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BOOK REVIEW: American Gods; Folio Books Edition

Keep your eye on the coin. Do you see it between my thumb and forefinger, cold and silver? Just an ordinary coin; a small promise of value; a piece of faith in my hand. Now, watch. I rub the coin between the thumb and fingers of my other hand. Do you see it? There, there,

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INTERVIEW: Jason Arnopp

Jason Arnopp Jason Arnopp is a British author and scriptwriter, with a background in journalism. He wrote the Lionsgate feature film Stormhouse, various Doctor Who things, a Friday The 13th novel and script-edited the 2012 Peter Mullan film The Man Inside. jasonarnopp.com Tell us a little bit about yourself, where you grew up, the first time you felt

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BOOK REVIEW: We All Begin As Strangers by Harriet Cummings

‘We All Begin As Strangers’ is the brilliant debut by Harriet Cummings, which is inspired by true events – a English village is pushed to the brink, and the secrets it’s residents are desperate to protect. It sounds like an Agatha Christie opening doesn’t it, or something with a doddering, nosy old battleax detective –

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