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10th Jan 2019

We chat to Ben Lebus, author of the newly-published MOB Kitchen

Where does the name MOB Kitchen come from? There was a gap in the market for food presented in a style for students, and to make it fast. I wanted to get away from food porn. Brand identity was really important too. I was after a group movement/feeling and I didn’t want it to be The Ben Lebus Show. I thought of ‘Kitchen’ b…

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Posted by Emma Pagano on 15th Dec 2018

Great Christmas gifts for last-minute shoppers

It’s only ten sleeps till the big day, and if you’ve still not bought your presents, you might be starting to worry. But don’t panic! At A Great Read, there’s still time to get Christmas shopping all wrapped up – here are a few of our favourite titles to get you started … Foodies on a budget will love Ben Lebus’ Mob Kitche…

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Posted by Emma Pagano on 20th Oct 2018

Frightfully good fiction for Halloween

It’s coming up to the spookiest night of the year, so what better time to immerse yourself in a scary supernatural story or some chilling horror? We’ve picked some tales of the macabre that are sure to make your spine tingle…Laura Purcell’s The Silent Companions is a dark Gothic ghost story that opens with the heroine, Elsie, impr…

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Posted by Lucy H on 25th Sep 2018

Spotlight Reviews: 25 September 2018

Spotlight Reviews: 25 Sept 2018Secret Service Brainteasers [9781472258311]By Sinclair McKayPublished by Headline Book Publishing on 20-Sep-2018Following on from the Bletchley Park Brainteasers, more puzzles which will show you whether you’d be selected as a spy by MI6. Contains histories of some of the brave operatives and their acti…

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Posted by Lucy H on 24th Sep 2018

Book Review: The Corset

The Corset by Laura PurcellThis is the second novel by Laura Purcell, author of The Silent Companions (review here,) in a similarly spooky historical vein.The story is told from the viewpoints of two young female protagonists from widely differing backgrounds.Dorothea, wealthy, unmarried, living with her widowed father, evinces unfemi…

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