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Posted by Lucy H on 1st Oct 2019

Review: The Starless Sea

Review: The Starless Sea by Erin MorgensternThe Starless Sea is the long-awaited and much-anticipated second novel by Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus. I wasn’t sure if it was a fantasy adventure, a love story, a series of myths or – more likely – all of the above mixed together, but I loved it.It begins with a brief chapte…

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Posted by Lucy H on 11th Jun 2019

Interview with Tim Clare, author of The Ice House

We spoke with Tim Clare, author of The Honours and The Ice House.Tim Clare is a poet, author and musician. He was born in 1981, and grew up in Portishead, in South-West England.In 2005 he presented the Channel 4 series How To Get A Book Deal. His first book, We Can’t All Be Astronauts, a memoir about jealousy and having one last shot at…

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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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Posted by Lucy H on 7th Sep 2018

Book Review: The Silent Companions

The Silent Companions by Laura PurcellThe Silent Companions is a "Gothic" style horror tale, set in a rural mansion filled with unhappy memories and inexplicable mementos.A young woman, recently married and even more recently widowed, moves into her late husband's family home, a grim and almost-deserted place with a few servants barel…

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Posted by Lucy H on 29th Aug 2018

Spotlight reviews: August/ September releases

The Mystery of Three Quarters: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery [9780008264451] by Sophie HannahRRP £18.99 AGR price £12.99The third new Poirot mystery by this author, The Mystery of Three Quarters is presented in a hardback edition, with a beautifully stylised cover.Strangers accost Poirot, claiming that he has been sending letters which…

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