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The Hoarder by Jess Kidd

The Hoarder by Jess Kidd

Following on from her successful debut novel Himself Jess Kidd returns with the wonderful The Hoarder which is a dark and quirky but totalling brilliant in its conception and the characters we meet are just so full of personality. 478 more words


The Hoarder by Jess Kidd

The mesmerising new novel from the winner of the Costa Short Story Award is a joy to read. Set in modern-day London and Dorset, this is a novel about life, death and unlikely friendships, with a generous dose of eccentric spiritualists, twisted comedy, saints and sinners. 135 more words

Book Reviews

Review: SAL by Mick Kitson

I don’t often cry when reading but close to the end of SAL I couldn’t stop the tears. This a stand-out novel that I plucked on a whim from Netgalley (my thanks to the publisher, Canongate). 1,087 more words

On Other People's Books

Little Me by Matt Lucas Book Review

I have long been a huge fan of Matt Lucas and his work. When Little Britain came out I was an instant fan. I religiously watched every episode. 515 more words

Book Review

Wellcome Book Prize 2018: Shortlist

I’ve been meaning to post about the Wellcome Book Prize for a while now – if you haven’t heard of it, it’s a fascinating prize that celebrates the many ways in which literature can illuminate the breadth and depth of our relationship with health, medicine and illness. 258 more words


Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers –
The Life and Times of Jann Wenner
By Joe Hagan
Canongate – £25.00

As your company was failing (again) and as a special favour (Two Virgins was first), I gave you an interview, which was to run one time only, with all rights belonging to me. 874 more words


For the Joy of Reading: The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

This is Philip Pullman’s attempt to come to grips with the contradictions in the Gospels, and to explain how they came about through the writing of a novel.    612 more words

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