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Extra Shiny Linkiness

The mid-season Extra Shiny was published yesterday featuring twenty more pages of reviews and features; I have four amongst them. Today I shall feature the two new fiction reviews and also one from the main issue I didn’t introduce here – as always, follow the links to read the entire review: 258 more words

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Book Review: Myths & Magic: Queer Fairy Tales

Book Title: Myth & Magic: Queer Fairy Tales
Editors: Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman

I want to be wicked with you.
From Bad Queens… 42 more words

Strong Female Character

It's Shiny linkiness time ...

I haven’t told you about all the reviews I wrote for the latest edition of Shiny New Books yet… If you’ve not visited yet, there are around 80 new pages of reviews and articles and our editors’ picks competition on the front page as usual. 498 more words


Consumer culture gone mad in a warped and very funny novel...

Get Me Out of Here by Henry Sutton

Scanning my TBR shelves for something different to read the other week, I alighted on this novel remembering that… 1,008 more words

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Simenon, Georges: The Dancer at the Gai Moulin

This Month’s Book Group Meeting was rather different. Observing that we had read and discussed many books originally written in a language other than English, we extended our discussion to the art of translation. 1,575 more words

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"I've been to paradise, but I've never been to me"

Love & Fallout by Kathryn Simmonds

Tessa is one of those middle-aged women that do causes. She co-runs a (failing) green charity running workshops for schools and colleges and she’s always got a local campaign on the go – this time saving the playing field from development. 984 more words

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It was surprising how many of us had a Jean Brodie in our schooldays...

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

Published in 1961, Spark’s delicious tale of a teacher who lives vicariously through her selected pupils was our book group’s choice this month. 821 more words

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