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NW by Zadie Smith: portrait of a divided city

Until a few years ago few visitors to London would have made it to the parts of the city that collectively form the postcode area known as NW (an abbreviation of North West). 997 more words

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All That Man Is by David Szalay: #ManBooker 2016 shortlisted

Nine men. Separated by time, place and attitude but all at a critical turning point in their lives. Decisions they make now – or in some cases fail to make – will have long lasting consequences.  941 more words

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The Many by Wyl Menmuir #ManBookerlonglist2016

Is it possible to enjoy a book and appreciate the skill that went into creation and yet finish it not being entirely convinced I understood everything that was contained within its pages? 1,042 more words

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Top 10 book-to-tv series

This is the time of year where, in the Northern Hemisphere, the TV companies decide to emerge from their summer hibernation and role out their new series. 1,309 more words

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Adultery in Islington: Nina Bawden's The Ice House #Virago

When asked in an interview for The Independent newspaper how she would describe her novel The Ice House was about, Nina Bawden answered:

Asked what…

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Audiobooks: Ruth Rendell; Kim Deveraux, Arnaldur Indriðason #Britishcrime #Nordiccrime

Harm Done by Ruth Rendell

Rendell can always be relied upon for a meticulously plotted crime within the context of a contemporary social issue. Harm Done… 945 more words

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Devoted Ladies by M.J. Farrell #Virago

When I spotted a Virago copy of Devoted Ladies by M.J. Farrell in an Oxford charity shop, I knew precisely three things about M. J Farrell: 975 more words

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