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Book Reviews

Top 5 romantic reads for Valentine’s Day 2020

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Katerina Vasilaki recommends 5 romance novels that are so good they'll leave you 'permanently unavailable for real people'...

Best Book of 2019: The Queen of Nothing

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Grace Lazzaro makes her case for the Best Book of 2019....

Cosying up with classic literature: Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

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Rebecca Johnson reviews a Christmas classic for any keen readers over the holidays- Charles Dickins' A Christmas Carol. ...

Siriusly. Which Harry Potter book is the best?

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Lucy Lillystone attempts to convince us that The Order of the Phoenix is the best of J.K Rowling’s seven Harry Potter books. ...

Atwood and Evaristo: two women, one prize

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The saying ‘sharing is caring’ has been around for decades- however, this is the first time it has ever been applied to 2019’s Booker Prize award for fiction, in the cases...

Daisy Jones & The Six: Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Choosing one favourite book for a bookworm is like choosing one favourite song: nearly impossible. Right now I’m interpreting ‘nearly’ as in ‘favourite book of 2019 so...

I read dead people: Michelle Paver’s Dark Matter

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Steven Ross reviews Michelle Paver's terrifying ghost story Dark Matter. ...

High-Rise: a ’70s novel with present day resonance

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In this century saturated with dystopian novels, how often do we find a particularly successful piece of science-fiction work? Believe me when I say that modern novelists often...

Holiday read review: Poems to Live Your Life By

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Lily Hopkins writes about one of her favourite holiday reads- Chris Riddell's Poems to Live Your Life....

Book Review: Anna Akhmatova-Selected Poems

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A few months ago, I stumbled upon a poem online. It was titled The Last Toast by Anna Akhmatova, translated into English from Russian. In just two short stanzas, I was gripped by...