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RAPID FIRE BOOK REVIEWS Part I

  Dear Readers — If it’s not to arrogant to suppose you exist. My apologies for not blogging for ages. My excuses include, but are not limited to: •Massive amounts of prescribed reading for the McIlvanney Prize (judge); EIBF, Bloody … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Seeing Red

Seeing Red by Lina Meruane Translated by Megan McDowell Out 3 August from Atlantic Books £12.99 hardback, and eBook (In Edinburgh? Lina’s at Edinburgh International Book Festival on 26th August) Writing this in tearing haste, as the saying goes, but … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: MOTHERING SUNDAY

  Mothering Sunday: A Romance By Graham Swift Out 25th February from Scribner (S&S); £12.99 hardback Graham Swift signals his intentions with a playful epigraph: “You shall go to the ball!” Then he begins, “Once upon a time,” but immediately undercuts the … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEWS: Three for January

Three book reviews to start the new year off. Sea Lovers Valerie Martin Serpent’s Tail, 14 January, £8.99 paperback The twelve stories in this collection span the length of Valerie Martin’s celebrated thirty-year career. Of the earliest stories, she writes: … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: The Affairs of Others, by Amy Grace Loyd

The Affairs of Others By Amy Grace Loyd Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £12.99 hardcover It’s a mystery to me why this novel, published in January, has been ignored by British reviewers (though it does bear a quote from A L Kennedy, … Continue reading

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