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Wake – Anna Hope

The challenge I set myself a couple of years ago – to read the BBC’s Top 100 books – has certainly been an interesting one thus far. I’ve read a vast number of books that I wouldn’t have otherwise – most of which I’ve enjoyed; others less so. The one downside to it has been […]

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The Thread – Victoria Hislop

Having torn through both The Island and The Return, I was excited to discover that Victoria Hislop had a third novel coming out – this time called The Thread. Hislop excels in conveying a tangible sense of place and is a born storyteller. So enthralled was I with the cobbled streets of Granada and the […]

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Review: The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

English literature has provided bookworms like myself with an insurmountable amount of writing to work through; there’s Shakespeare, Wilde, Austen, Du Maurier and in more recent years the likes of McEwan and of course, she of Harry Potter fame – JK Rowling. Such is the volume of their work that it is easy to forget the American […]

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Review: Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

  I had long seen Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks lying around my parents house before I decided to read it. I tend to shy away from war novels, finding them both depressing and complex in equal measures. I had, however, been recommended Birdsong by two of my best friends, Sian and Lexy, and thus decided […]

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