Posted on 20th September 2011

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Whitehaven Record Office group reads The English German Girl

Their survival, the continuation of their good works, along with Rosa’s, is the story that must be told, and Simons achieves this with defiance and with grace.

Posted on 20th September 2011

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Shipley Reading Group reads Nimrod’s Shadow

Nimrod’s Shadow is a thoroughly readable and engrossing book with a dual plot and a limited number of major characters. These characters are portrayed wonderfully well and are entirely believable. They drive the story along marvellously well.

Posted on 20th September 2011

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Oyne Book Club reads Night Waking

Anna Bennett is a historian and Oxford Fellow and mother of two boys. She comes from a working class background and has married into aristocracy, albeit somewhat impoverished…

Posted on 20th September 2011

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Leominster Library Reading Group reads Forgetting Zoë

As part of the Fiction Uncovered 2011 promotion, we worked with The Reading Agency to reach reading groups across the UK. As part of the promotion eight selected reading groups were given one of the selected Fiction Uncovered titles to read and we’re delighted that they’ve been able to feed back their thoughts. We’ll be…

Posted on 20th September 2011

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Rampant Readers group reads The Proof of Love

For me, the appeal of this story is in the questions it raises. Can extended academic life be a preparation for coping with the messy realities of human life? What is the nature of love? Can it be reduced to a mathematical formula which proves its truth? Can escape really bring freedom?

Posted on 20th September 2011

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Douglas Library Reading Group reads Disputed Land

Slow-paced, nostalgic, well-crafted yet delicately and subtly written, the plot of the book is a reflection of growing up in the Welsh marches, the author’s own experience within that location, and a thoughtful study of family interaction and progression through the main character’s adolescent development.

Posted on 9th September 2011

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Off the Shelf events to feature Fiction Uncovered writers

Off the Shelf at Blacks club in Soho is a new literature collaboration between Blacks members club, the Writers Guild of Great Britain Books Committee and Fiction Uncovered. It’s a series of monthly, one day residencies for fiction writers – on the last Monday of the month.

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