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BOOK REVIEW: Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor

From the award winning and critically acclaimed author of ‘If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things’, ‘So Many Ways to Begin’, ‘Even the Dogs’ and ‘This Isn’t The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You’ comes the extraordinary novel ‘Reservoir 13’. McGregor without wasting any time draws you into this story like the oncoming

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INTERVIEW: Luiza Sauma

Luiza Sauma Luiza Sauma was born in Rio de Janeiro and moved to London with her family when she was four; she has lived there ever since. After studying English at the University of Leeds, Luiza worked at the Independent on Sunday for several years. She has an MA in Creative and Life Writing from

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BOOK REVIEW: Flesh and Bone and Water By Luiza Sauma

‘Flesh and Bone and Water’ is the debut novel from Brazilian born journalist and short story writer Luiza Sauma; who was later raised in London. One would be foolish not to notice the links between her own transition to the UK to that of her main character; which I feel helps get the passion and

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BOOK REVIEW: Carnivalesque By Neil Jordan

‘To Andy and his parents, it looks like any other carnival: creaking ghost train, rusty rollercoaster and circus performers. But of course it isn’t. Drawn to the hall of mirrors, and enters and is hypnotised by the many selves staring back at him. Sometime later, one of those selves walks out and re-joins his parents

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BOOK REVIEW: Welcome to Lagos By Chibundu Onuzo

Welcome and Welcome to Lagos is an enjoyable trip to a destination that is known for its rife corruption, bustling and chaotic city life and quite importantly bent officials. My personal views of Lagos in Nigeria seems to have been stained by the many articles that appear that discuss officials put in place to govern

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BOOK REVIEW: Wild Quiet By Roisin O’Donnell

  From the current powerhouse of Irish fiction New Island Books comes the arrestingly brilliant ‘Wild Quiet’ written by the supremely talented Roisin O’Donnell who blows up the competition with her debut anthology; where every story is wonderfully crafted and delicately executed making ‘Wild Quiet’ a ride you’ll never want to forget. If your standing

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BOOKS: Best Reads of 2016 – List by Ross Jeffery

The Trees by ALI SHAW Ali Shaw blew me out of the water with this book. The quote on the cover says ‘Does for Trees what Hitchcock did for Birds’ and it’s his visionary mind that brings this world to life. One could easily imagine that this fictional world had been created by the great

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INTERVIEW: Ali Shaw

Ali Shaw Ali Shaw is the author of The Trees, The Man who Rained and The Girl with Glass Feet, which won the Desmond Elliott Prize for first novels. He grew up in Dorset and studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Lancaster University, then went on to work as a bookseller and at Oxford’s Bodleian Library. He lives with

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