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Book Review – A Closed And Common Orbit

A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton) ISBN: 9781473621473 A Closed and Common Orbit is the stand-alone sequel to Becky Chambers' debut novel The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. Lovelace is a character from the first book. She is…

Book Review – Record Of A Spaceborn Few

Record Of A Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton) ISBN: 9781473647602 Record of a Spaceborn Few is the third book in the Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers. All of the books are stand-alone novels that share the same universe. In the Wayfarer universe,…

Book Review – Transcription

Transcription by Kate Atkinson (Doubleday) ISBN: 9780857525895 I must confess that I would read anything by Kate Atkinson because she writes beautifully. I would not have chosen this book if she had not written it. The subject matter is mildly interesting, but not something that…

Book Review – The Paper Lovers

The Paper Lovers by Gerard Woodward (Picador) ISBN: 9781509847983 This is the story of Arnold and Polly and the effect his adultery has on their life. The first half of the book is told from the viewpoint of Arnold, an unimposing man, who develops a…

Book Review – On Editing

On Editing by Helen Corner-Bryant and Kathryn Price (Hodder & Stoughton) ISBN: 9781473666689 Draft one is the magical part of writing. Draft two still has a twinkle of fairy dust. Draft three is when the unicorns start to flee. Draft four and five is Mount…

Writers Write – Our Book Reviews – July 2018

Welcome to our book reviews for July 2018. We hope you find one or two books that you will enjoy reading from the list. If you haven’t read our reviews before, we have a rating system, which is explained at the bottom of the page.…

Book Review – The Great Alone

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (MacMillan) ISBN: 9781447286028 Leni Allbright is thirteen and her greatest ambition is to spend just one school year in one school. They've moved a lot since her dad came back from 'Nam. And nobody realises or cares about the effect…

Book Review – Gallery Of The Dead

Gallery Of The Dead by Chris Carter (Simon and Schuster) ISBN: 9781471156359 Gallery of the Dead is the ninth Detective Robert Hunter book. Compelling, and disturbingly brilliant, Chris Carter takes you on a journey like no other. When Detectives Hunter and Garcia are called in on…

Book Review – Death Cup

Death Cup by Irna Van Zyl (Penguin) ISBN: 9781485903697  All Detective Storm van Der Merwe wanted when she moved from Cape Town to the small town of Hermanus, was a chance to get away from the madness of Cape Town and her complicated family history. It…

Book Review – Ministry Of Crime

Ministry Of Crime - An Underworld Explored by Mandy Wiener (Macmillan) ISBN 9781770105751 My feeling on reading this exposé is one of astonishment, some disgust, disappointment and fear on finding out just how much of a mess we’re in.  As corruption spreads its tentacles through the…
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