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Literary London: the Capital’s Best Bookshops

One thing London isn’t short of is brilliant bookshops. And so, in honour of Bookshop Day, an initiative organised by Books are My Bag, here are some of my very favourite literary hotspots in London. From Bloomsbury’s best-dressed window to a hidden haven on a cobbled street off Charing Cross Road and beyond, here you’ll […]

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Review: The Last Act of Love – Cathy Retzenbrink

Last year I met Cathy, author of The Last Act of Love, when we were both on a panel at a Society of Young Publishers conference, discussing how we chose the books we read. I mentioned the influence Twitter often has when it comes to what I read, and thus it seems somewhat fitting that it […]

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The Interestings – Meg Wolitzer

The amount of unread books I have on my shelves could last me many many months, were I able to avoid the temptation of new books. So addicted am I to the buying of books that I’m often guilty of buying duplicate copies of novels I love, just for the sake of it. And so despite […]

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Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling

As soon as I finished Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, I was desperate to read the next installment, and unable to source one to borrow, on a particularly dismal evening last week, I visited my local Waterstones in Clapham to get my next Harry Potter fix. Having been plagued by man-flu since running my […]

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World Book Night: Part 2

On Wednesday evening, despite the grey skies looming ominously over London, I took a slight detour en route home to pay Waterstones in Clapham Junction a visit where I picked up 24 copies of the book I’m giving out this World Book Night: Iain M. Banks’ The Player of Games. I was assured by the lovely assistant […]

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