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The Outrun by Amy Liptrot

The largest of the fields, the ‘Outrun’, is a stretch of coastland at the top of the farm where the grass is always short, pummelled by wind and sea spray tear-round. 1,498 more words

Female Writers

The Book Of Strange New Things

Michel Faber

First Sentence:     “I was going to say something,” he said.

Back of the book:

‘I am with you always, even unto the end of the world…’ Peter Leigh is a missionary called to go on the journey of a lifetime. 185 more words


BOOK REVIEW: Isolation x 2

The Lonely City
Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
Olivia Laing
Out now from Canongate, £16.99 hardback/Ebook £14.99

Let’s cut to the chase. The Lonely City… 1,228 more words

Book Review

ON THE EDGES: Amy Liptrot's 'The Outrun'

Amy Liptrot The Outrun (Canongate, 2016)

by Kevin Addies

A memoir of addiction, relapse and renewal, to describe The Outrun merely as an affirming tale of perseverance in recovery does not do it justice. 453 more words


Time Warped by Claudia Hammond

I started reading this book a little while ago and something about it bugged me so I ended up putting it away in a small, untended little section of my bookcase awaiting a finer, more receptive day for me to pick it up. 687 more words

Non-fiction By Female Writers

Lonely are the brave

Expect to see Olivia Laing’s latest in the end-of-year lists of 2016’s top non-fiction titles. My Irish Independent review hopefully lays out an argument why. 628 more words

Hilary A White

Book Review: Binu and the Great Wall by Su Tong

It’s disheartening to see negative reviews of this book almost everywhere I look. The main problems, I suspect, are that this retelling of a Chinese myth is not quite the fairy tale you’d expect and that it is not quite Su Tong’s usual fare. 347 more words