Posted on 15th May 2013

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Orkney

Amy Sackville is a novelist worth waiting for. Her debut novel, The Still Point (Portobello Books, 2010) was a book that changed my life. Pressing it on everyone in the interim, I have waited impatiently for her next offering. Orkney is one of the most fascinating novels I have ever read, by one of Britian’s…

Posted on 19th February 2013

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After My Own Heart

After My Own Heart, Sophia Blackwell’s debut novelis an engaging, witty, and uplifting read. The protagonist, Evie Day, is every inch the modern heroine: newly single, she boasts a complex love life, a housing problem, a selection of dodgy best friends and a career she doesn’t like.  The novel unfolds in the first person, opening with Evie…