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Matthew Selwyn
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Reading Plan: April 2017
I have been a right lazy toerag this March. I can’t remember the last time I put up exactly 0 posts in a month. I’m afraid I’ve been distracted working on my novel and catching Pokemon in this lovely weather (probably more the latter, to be honest). And so ...

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Review: Dare to Remember by Susanna Beard
Violent crime is only the start of the story for most victims and it is the recovery from trauma that Susanna Beard ’s debut novel Dare to Remember (2017) focuses on. Several months ago, Lisa and her best friend Ali were attacked in their own flat. While Li...

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Interview: Susanna Beard
Susanna Beard is a newly-published novelist who originally trained as a linguist and worked in PR for some years. After taking several writing courses, she embarked on her first project, Dare to Remember , which was published by Legend Press this month. Dar...

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Reading Plan: February 2017
I hope the image of our beloved leader Theresa May hand in hand with the newly-inaugurated president Donald J. Trump was enough to warm the cockles of your heart and confirm that 2017 is going to be a year in which love wins. That’s the message I took from ...

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Reading Plan: January 2017
Like Hillary Clinton’s political career, 2016 is now a dim and distant memory; all hail 2017, destined to be marginally less shit than its predecessor. We hope. Aside from having escaped a year that seemed, at times, determined to off all our most treasured...

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Review: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
"The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning." To my knowledge, I have seen every James Bond film ever made (in the English language and all similar caveats to such a sweeping statement). It might surprise you, then, to ...

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2017 Reads
  What will I be reading in 2017? A bloody good question, thanks for asking. Over the year, whenever someone recommends a book to me that I think I'd enjoy or when I come across something I'd like to read, I'll add it to the page here. This will help me kee...

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Covers #007: UK Bestsellers 2016
Below are some of the biggest selling books of 2016 (based on UK sales), but can you work out which they are from the small snippet of cover? Not all of these books were released this year but all of them have been flying off the shelves. Click on the image...

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Review: The Sellout by Paul Beatty
“Being black ain't what it used to be.” Winning the Booker Prize isn’t always a sign of a book’s quality but it always ensures a dramatic spike in sales. Paul Beatty ’s brilliant satire of Blackness in a small Los Angeles suburb would probably have passed m...

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Review: A History of Britain in 21 Women by Jenni Murray
“The history of the world is but the biography of great men,” claimed Thomas Carlyle . Jenni Murray would care to disagree. The stalwart broadcaster and journalist who has headed up BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour since 1987 has written a personal refutation of ...
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