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The Photography Ideas Book
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The Photography Ideas Book

Lorna Yabsley. Octopus Publishing. (176p) ISBN 9781781576663 I picked this book up at The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead along with several others of the same series on a recent trip. I’ve been feeling very stale about my photography recently and was looking for books to help stimulate and inspire. This is an …

Deep Wheel Orcadia
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Deep Wheel Orcadia

Harry Josephine Giles. Picador Poetry. (164p) ISBN 9781529066609 This has been one of my most anticipated releases of the year ever since I saw it mentioned in The Bookseller. A space odyssey science fiction novel written in the Orcadian dialect in the form of an epic poem, if this isn’t enough to sell it to …

Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep
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Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep

Philip Reeve. David Fickling Books. (288p) ISBN 9781788452373 A book I’d requested through work as I’m a huge fan of Mortal Engines (plus Philip Reeve’s other works). This latest book is a magnificent middle grade fantasy adventure following Utterly Dark, the ward of The Watcher of Wildsea. When her ward drowns it sets a chain …

Monkey Man
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Monkey Man

Takuji Ichikawa. Red Circle Authors. (92p) ISBN 9781912864126 I received this from Red Circle Authors after Richard from the press thought this might be of interest to me, after looking at it I agreed as it had so many ticks on my interest list. Speculative fiction, translated fiction, short story, Japanese culture, indie press, and …

Cecily
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Cecily

Annie Garthwaite. Penguin. (384p) ISBN 9780241476871 This gorgeous looking book arrived at work and I made sure that I was first to grab it! When I got it home I was all prepared to start it straight away but someone else saw it and grabbed it and as they were reading it told me how …

Igifu
Book Review

Igifu

Scholastique Mukasonga. Archipelago Books. (160p) ISBN 9781939810786 It’s August so that must mean it’s Women in Translation month. I’d already lined up quite a lot of novels and novellas for the month I was in the mood for some short story collections and did a shout out on Twitter for some suggestions. Igifu was one …

Agency
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Agency

William Gibson. Penguin. (416p) ISBN 9780241974575 I’m a huge fan of William Gibson (I’ve not got a collection of Neuromancer in different editions…) and am always waiting for his next book with great anticipation, waiting to see where he takes us next. In Agency, he gives us a ‘prequel and sequel’ to The Peripheral. Like …

La Belle Sauvage
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La Belle Sauvage

Philip Pullman. Penguin. (592p) ISBN 9780241365854 I’ve had the special edition of La Belle Sauvage with the Lynx daemon sat on my shelves since it was released but never got around to reading it. I found this on the RBDigital service whilst looking through for a fantasy or sci-fi book to listen to and thought …

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