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Book Review – Featherings

Featherings edited by Vernon RL Head (Jacana) ISBN: 9781431425792 In this charming collection of birding stories, the search for that rare sighting birdwatchers and ornithologists dream of, forms the essence of the book. The language of feathers and the freedoms that come on wings beyond…

Book Review – Don’t Let Go

Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben (Century) ISBN: 9781780894249 Don’t Let Go has all the key ingredients for the perfect mystery novel: conspiracy, paranoia, and drama. Napoleon Dumas, affectionately known as Nap, has spent the last fifteen years searching for answers to what happened fifteen…

7 Tips For Writing A Great Book Review

How do you write a good book review? In How To Write A Great Book Review, Amanda Patterson explains that 'Reviews fall into the categories of Comment, Opinion, and Columns. When writing a review you are expressing your opinion and you should assess the book…

Writers Write Reviewers Choose Their Top Books Of 2017

We asked our regular book reviewers to send us their top three reads of 2017. The books do not have to have been published in 2017, although most of them were. As always, their choices are as eclectic as the business of publishing. Amanda Patterson…

Book Review – Lincoln In The Bardo

Lincoln In The Bardo by George Saunders (Bloomsbury) ISBN: 9781408871775 George Saunders is well-known for the rich imagination in his short stories. For this, his debut novel, he won the Man Booker Prize. The story is about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven-year-old…

Book Review – Always Another Country

Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home by Sisonke Msimang (Jonathan Ball Publishers) ISBN: 9781868428489 ‘This book is personal and political — it is about how I was made by the liberation struggle and how I was broken by its protagonists and how,…

Book Review – Midnight At The Bright Ideas Bookstore

Midnight At The Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan (William Heinemann) ISBN: 9781785151439 In the book shop where Lydia works, Joey, a lost and lonely regular, commits suicide. Lydia inherits all that is left in his scanty apartment. When she flips through some of his…

Book Review – City Of Circles

City Of Circles by Jess Richards (Sceptre) ISBN: 978-1-473-65669-7 Danu was raised in the Circus, and when her parents die, she sells all their possession to pay for the funeral. The only thing she keeps is her mother’s locket. Danu asks Morrie to teach her…

Book Review – The Less You Know The Sounder You Sleep

The Less You Know The Sounder You Sleep by Juliet Butler (Fourth Estate) ISBN 97800008203764 Imagine being born as conjoined twins. You share a body but your personalities are totally different. One is the boss and the other the servant. One beats the other one…
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