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Book review site and news blog http://www.edinburgbookreview.co.uk
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Odysseus' adventures come to a nerve-shattering endgame in Glyn Iliffe's Return To Ithaca.

The wait is over. A full year after the release of the rip-roaring penultimate entry in The Adventures of Odysseus, we are treated to the final leg of what has been a long and storied journey. Not least for author Glyn Iliffe, who can now look back on…
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You have to love a writer who democratizes and demystifies subjects previously owned by experts. Bristol-based writer Daniel MacCannell has done just that for Scottish Architecture. A broad range of experience and personal interest helped him to distill…
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Ever wondered how to 'read' Scottish buildings? "MacCannell has done an excellent job of breaking the enormous subject of Scottish architecture ... prepare to have your eyes opened."

My father likes to tell a story about when he worked for a firm on Edinburgh’s George Street. He claims that every time an architectural-themed tour would pass under his window, he would lean out and bellow corrections at the poor sod mid-flow on the…
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In our latest interview with author Marian Dillon, we discover how she made the move from children's to adult fiction and how doing a degree in creative writing helped her writing career.

Writing is a way of life for Marian Dillon, author of Looking for Alex and The Lies Between Us. After publishing several stories for children and young adults, she completed an MA in Creative Writing and joined a writer’s group. Her first adult…
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'The Lies Between Us' is an excellent portrayal of the struggles between mothers and their teenage daughters.

The struggles of growing up, between mothers and teenage daughters, is excellently portrayed in Marian Dillon’s second adult novel The Lies Between Us. As with Looking for Alex, it takes the format of two parallel stories using flashbacks to let the past…
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"David Szalay’s 'All That Man Is' draws a convincing yet discomforting portrait of modern masculinity". Read our latest review on this portrait of the male perspective.

What is man? It’s a question that has haunted many philosophers as well as writers. For lack of a better answer, I’d like to think it is the very act of asking this question that defines us. Until only very recently, humanity’s tale has been concerned…
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"Original in places, modern and relatable" - Sophie Kinsella's latest chick-lit My (Not So) Perfect Life

Camping is not my thing. Although, I would like to visit the Somerset Glamping where Katie grew up in Sophie Kinsella’s latest novel My (Not So) Perfect Life! Not that she wants to be there. Her dream is to have a glamorous career in the fast-paced world…
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Read our latest review: The Road To Vermillion Lake

I’ve always considered myself a post-modern guy – well, ever since I knew what it meant, anyway. And to its credit, this novel has forced me to reconsider my philosophical affiliation, and giving some serious thought to dropping the label altogether.…
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Read out latest #interview with author and #Victorianist Sarah A. Chrisman

In this time of instant and universal email traffic, built-in grammar checkers, desktop publishing and online writing courses, do we ever stop and think just how writers got by in the olden days? Without having Wikipedia at their beck and call, or being…
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"A soul-piercing wake-up call for lovers of language and art alike..." Get inspired by #themuse @jesskatbee

As a reader, it’s a peculiar sensation to wonder whether an author might be confiding in you. Like breaking the fourth wall, there is no escaping the notion that the soul behind the page is choosing to bear its skin, rewarding your special attention to…
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