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12. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Legendary film critic Roger Ebert disliked the movie “North” so much, a quote from his review became the title for a book of his most scathing reviews. 306 more words

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1. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

First things first, a confession: I actually started reading “Wolf Hall” in December 2015. What can I say – it’s a BIG book, December is a busy time of year and, frankly, I spent a lot of it being far too drunk to be reading anything. 853 more words

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Review: The Line of Beauty - Alan Hollinghurst

Hollinghurst’s 2004 winner of the Booker prize, The Line of Beauty, is set in the early 1980s in the aftermath of Margaret thatcher winning her second term in office.  340 more words

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Review: The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga

The White Tiger is something so unusual it comes along only once in a generation. In the book the ‘White Tiger’ is Balram Halwai. The book is written through a series of late night letters from Balram to the Chinese Premier, Mr Jiabao, who is due to be visiting India. 272 more words

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