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JJ Marsh
Author, journalist, Triskelite, Woolf, copywriter, reviewer, speaker
Author, journalist, Triskelite, Woolf, copywriter, reviewer, speaker
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Free Reads for Smart Women
A weekend treat!  Twelve smart women have teamed up to give intelligent readers the choice of a dozen terrific books.  Absolutely FREE! Free Reads for Smart Women . How do you like your fiction? Dramatic, thought-provoking, beautiful, award-winning, believa...

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The Blue Flower, by Penelope Fitzgerald
Review by JJ Marsh What we thought: One of those books I always wanted to read because my friends – the well-read and passionate sort – said I’d love it. They weren’t wrong. This odd, thoughtful and deeply endearing story doesn’t look like a charmer from th...

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Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga
Reviewer: Catriona Troth What We Thought: David Olusoga’s Black and British: A Forgotten History was written as a companion to the BBC television series of the same name, and has been shortlisted for the inaugural Jhalak Prize. I had only seen the first, in...

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The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
Reviewer : Gillian Hamer, author of The Charter, Closure, Complicit, Crimson Shore & False Lights. ( www.gillianhamer.com ) What we thought : I have a real soft spot for coming of age novels, right back to my schooldays when To Kill A Mockingbird was the fi...

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In Conversation with Isabelle Grey
Novelist, screenwriter, journalist and writing tutor talks to Karen Pegg about crime, research, free-falling into fear and the best kind of villain. To what extent are your novels underpinned by research when it comes to police procedure? I started out as a...

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The Big 5 Diary #1
In November last year, we announced the winner of our Big 5 Competition, chosen from a shortlist by judge Sheila Bugler. Sophie Wellstood’s entry, The Sky is a Blue Bowl , took the first prize - a year-long mentorship by Triskele Books. That was three month...

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The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
Reviewer: Liza Perrat , author of The Bone Angel trilogy ( Spirit of Lost Angels , Wolfsangel , Blood Rose Angel ) and new release, The Silent Kookaburra . What we thought: The first of Christos Tsiolkas’ books I’ve read, I thoroughly enjoyed the honest, r...

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No Place by Katharine D'Souza
Reviewer : Gillian Hamer, author of The Charter, Closure, Complicit, Crimson Shore & False Lights . ( www.gillianhamer.com ) What we thought : This book ticks many of my boxes – particularly nosing into the intricate details of other peoples' lives - and th...

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The Bone Readers by Jacob Ross [JHALAK#2]
Reviewer : Catriona Troth What We Thought: “Missa Digga, it look to me like everyone on Camaho searching for somebody.” Two cold cases twist and turn through the pages of The Bone Readers . Michael ‘Digger’ Digson needs to find the truth behind the death of...

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Writing Fiction in a Second Language - an interview with Helena Halme
Writing fiction is hard enough for those of us for whom English is a first language. How on earth to authors manage it when English is their second - or even third or fourth - language? We talk to Finnish author Helena Halme . Helena Halme in Helsinki You w...
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