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Amanda Kennedy
Write, design and create.
Write, design and create.

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He Said She Said by Erin Kelley - Book Review
Over on Goodreads, there appears a trend for defining books of this genre as "twist-lit". Think of novels like Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train in which a defining twist turns everything you had believed on it's head. This is exactly what He Said She Sai...

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Six New Quick Reads Titles for 2017
Quick Reads have published six new titles for 2017, a mixture of genres in which everyone is bound to find something they enjoy. Established to challenge the notion that "reading is difficult", Quick Reads commission big-name authors to write short titles t...

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Hell's gate by Laurent Garde - Book Review
In recent weeks, I have read some wonderful titles published by Gaunt Books, home of English translations of popular French works. When browsing the ARCs over on Netgalley I as intrigued by the title, Hell's Gate and requested permission to read. At the tim...

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Great British Book Subscription Boxes
Subscription boxes have increased in popularity recently. We are tempted by monthly deliveries of geek merchandise, toiletries and even tea! Just a few months ago, I attempted to discover whether there were any literary subscription boxes to tempt my intere...

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Vintage Books to Launch Minis Series
This June, the publisher Vintage will release a set of 20 "Vintage Minis: short, compelling titles on big subjects collected from the world's greatest writers. Each Vintage Mini will comprise of a complete reading experience and will be around 100 pages lon...

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Download Flore! - A free short eBook by Adria J. Cimino
If you enjoy stories set in Paris, you may want to check out the work of Adria J. Camino, who has recently released her fourth novel, Paris Rue Des Martyrs. Those who subscribe to Cimino's email newsletter can currently download her short story, Flore, for ...

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50 Books that are Books - A List by Ben Hechts
Back in the 1920's, celebrated screenwriter Ben Hechts wrote an article called "50 Books that are Books" in a column in The Chicago Daily News. This was in response to a letter from a friend who had requested a list of 50 books as the basis for a compact pe...

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The President's Hat by Antoine Laurain - Book Review
The President's Hat by Antoine Laurain Reviewed by Amanda Kennedy on January 25th, 2017 Sometimes life carries you in different directions and you don’t even realise you’ve gone down a fork in the road; the great GPS of destiny has not followed the planned ...

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The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag - Book Review
The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag Reviewed by Amanda Kennedy on January 24th, 2017 Nineteen year old Alba Ashby, an intellectual prodigy, feels she has nothing left to live for. Unable to explain why, she finds herself wandering the str...

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The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley - Book Review
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley Reviewed by Amanda Kennedy on January 20th, 2017 I should admit that I'd avoided this book for some time. How often I had seen it gracing the displays at Waterstones without paying much thought to the cont...
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