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Circe
Book Review

Circe

Madeline Miller. Bloomsbury. (352p) ISBN 9781408890042 I was very late to reading this and never understood why, I had it on my bookshelf from the moment it came out in paperback as I’d loved Song of Achilles so much and was looking forward to it but it sat there for ages. In the end I …

Hilary Tailor
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Hilary Tailor

Hilary Tailor is a design consultant, and has worked with clients including adidas and Puma as a colour and trend forecaster. She was raised on the Wirral Peninsula and graduated from the Royal College of Art. The Vanishing Tide is her first novel. Contact details for Hilary are: Website: https://www.hilarytailor.com/ Instagram: @hilarytailorwrites Twitter: @HilaryTailor Tell …

Open Water book cover
Book Review

Open Water

Caleb Azumah Nelson. Penguin Books. (160p) ISBN 9780241448786 A lyrical expression of a young man’s first true love complicated by being Black in London is way too simple a way of describing this beautifully written paean to the meaning of love, that glance across the room, that shiver up the spine. Most of us know …

Treacle Walker
Book Review

Treacle Walker

Alan Garner. 4th Estate Books. (160p) ISBN 9780008477790 I preordered this the moment I heard that Alan Garner was releasing a new book, his take on mythology in children’s fiction is always wonderfully nuanced and executed. All the way through this there was the feel of an epic poem or a folk ballad with the …

Occupation
Book Review

Occupation

Julian Fuks. Charco Press. (150p) ISBN 9781916277878 I think this may have been one of the books I’ve tried to read the most over the second lockdown, I may have started this six or seven times. This is not a statement of the quality of the book apart from that the book deserves your full …

Summerwater
Book Review

Summerwater

Sarah Moss. Pan Macmillan. (208p) ISBN 9781529035476 I tried to read this during the middle of the biggest reading slump I’ve ever had and just couldn’t, and after reading it in two sittings this time I really should have tried harder. A brilliantly realised character study of several families and their motivations during a summer …

Never Let Me Go
Book Review

Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro. Faber & Faber. (304p) ISBN 9780571258093 Melancholic. This is about the only word that can be used to describe Never Let Me Go, it is there from the start to the end. Always on the verge of crying. This is such a well-crafted elegy to the dead or those about to die. Nothing …

The Old Man and the Sea
Book Review

The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway. Vintage. (112p) ISBN 9780099273967 I realised a while back that I had never read any Ernest Hemingway, along with a raft of other classics and felt it was time to start filling that gap in my reading. The Old Man and the Sea always fascinated me as I had a vague recollection of …

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