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Journey in Teen Read Week: Plot Twist Endings

Yes, I’m clearly obsessed with Teen Read Week. Anything that encourages people to read more is great, in my book. (Sorry, I know that was a terrible pun. 594 more words


Nutshell - Ian McEwan

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Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She’s still in the marital home – a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse – but not with John. 449 more words

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Review - Nutshell by Ian McEwan


Long time no see! Five weeks ago, I had nose surgery and I might even do a little blog post about what it was like. 380 more words


Some endeavours are doomed at their inception, not by cowardice but by their very nature. Franz Reichelt, the Flying Tailor, fatally leapt from the Eiffel Tower in 1912 wearing a baggy parachute suit, certain his invention could save the lives of aviators.

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A heartbreaking work of staggering ordinariness

ACADEMY STREET by Mary Costello (Canongate Books, 2014)

Mary Costello’s bold and compassionate debut novel initially gives the impression it will be an uplifting life story of female empowerment. 261 more words


Book review: Nutshell by Ian McEwan

Title: Nutshell
Author: Ian McEwan
ISBN: 9780385542074
Pages: 208
Release Date: September 13, 2016
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Genre: Literary Fiction

New from the bestselling author of Atonement and The Children Act…

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"Nutshell" by Ian McEwan (2016)

+++ Originally published in Varsity on 29 September 2016 +++

Nutshell is a novel of filial love, murderous conspiracy, and comedic tragedy. But first and foremost it is a story told from a wonderfully weird perspective. 585 more words

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