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Letters Live at Hay Festival May 24th 2015

Have you ever experienced one of those far-fetched dreams involving celebrities? In reality they wouldn’t know you from Adam but in your dream you are close friends and it isn’t a strange occurrence that Stephen Fry turns up on your doorstep or Jude Law pops round to borrow a cup of sugar. 1,290 more words

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Eeeeeeeek I’m so excited that Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig (Canongate Books) has arrived!! I have heard nothing but amazing things so I’m ready to get stuck in and read this inspirational book. 82 more words

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Review | Reasons To Stay Alive - Matt Haig

  • Hardcover (Canongate, 266 pages)
  • First published March 2015
  • Rating on Goodreads: 4 stars
  • Buy the book here
Review

Letters Live

Dear Reader,

Here is my letter to you:

On Friday night, my dear pal Philly and I went to our second Letters Live and it was extraordinary. 493 more words

Academy Street - Mary Costello

It’s 1962, and Tess is 25. She leaves Ireland for New York, ready to begin her life again. Ireland has an unhappy hold on her. Her mother died when she was a child, the memories haunting her as she grows up in the house where ‘Memories and traces of her mother must linger all over the house – in rooms and halls and landings. 449 more words

Literature

Review: Get In Trouble - Kelly Link.

A lot of people have read Get in Trouble because they know Kelly Link and have become a fan over the years of her published short stories. 174 more words

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Academy Street by Mary Costello (review)

Costello’s debut novel, Academy Street, focuses on the life of Tess Lohan, a girl born and raised on a farm in rural Ireland. The novel opens in the mid-1940s with the death of Tess’ mother, a life cut short by tuberculosis. 1,132 more words

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