Posted on 6th August 2014

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All the Days and Nights

Niven Govinden’s intensive examination of relationships, art and death in All the Days and Nights will leave readers emotionally moved and unsettled by the characters it lays bare. The novel holds a magnifying glass over the lives of Anna Brown, a somewhat successful artist of the twentieth century, and her husband and muse, John Brown….

Posted on 5th June 2013

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The Village

The broadcaster Alistair Cooke once spoke about the “conflict between professional pride and human revulsion, between having the feelings and then having to sit down and write them.” The protagonist of Nikita Lalwani’s clear-eyed latest novel, The Village, does not see this conflict coming until it explodes in her face. Optimistic young camerawoman Ray Bullar…

Posted on 16th May 2013

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How I Killed Margaret Thatcher

Given recent events, the title of Anthony Cartwright’s third novel, How I Killed Margaret Thatcher, is either unfortunate or a macabre stroke of marketing good luck. Described by the Telegraph as a “nasty little book”, it actually has less to do with Thatcher’s death, vividly fantasised about by the child protagonist, than about the death…

Posted on 16th May 2013

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Fiction Uncovered 2013 Titles Announced!

Fiction Uncovered, the annual promotion that celebrates our best British fiction writers, announces its 2013 selection today Thursday 16 May 2013. Now in its third year, Fiction Uncovered celebrates and promotes eight living British writers of any age who have already published at least one novel or short story collection. Fiction Uncovered is funded by…

Posted on 14th May 2013

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All the Beggars Riding

‘A jagged, searing and intense perspective on love, loss, the chaos of memory and so much more… an insightful and memorable novel.’ Lynne Hatwell  Literary Blogger at dovegreyreader scribbles Synopsis: If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. (Trad.) Lara’s father was a prominent plastic surgeon who had honed his skills on the bomb victims of…

Posted on 14th May 2013

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The Heart Broke In

‘James Meek is surely the nearest thing the UK has to a John Irving. A supreme contemporary satirist as well as storyteller.’ Louise Doughty Novelist, Playwright & Critic Bec Shepherd is a scientist struggling to lead a good life Ritchie, her brother, is a TV star with skeletons in his closet Alex wants a family…

Posted on 14th May 2013

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The Village

‘Lalwani has a rare gift for getting inside character…a tough, engaging and often funny read where all your preconceptions will be overturned and no-one is quite how they seem.’ Louise Doughty Novelist, Playwright & Critic The Village by Nikita Lalwani is a disturbing and utterly gripping modern morality tale set in contemporary India. On a…

Posted on 14th May 2013

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The Colour of Milk

‘Imaginatively conceived, Nell Leyshon has perfectly captured characters in beautiful prose filled with truth, hope and anticipation that makes this novel a pure joy to read.’ Sandeep Mahal Head of the Reading Partners Scheme at The Reading Agency Synopsis: ‘this is my book and i am writing it by my own hand’ The year is…

Posted on 14th May 2013

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Secrecy

‘A splendorous, dark examination of the artist’s mind…a twisted hybrid of fantastical reality, stark and terrifying, that compels you to acknowledge its existence. Daringly bold and decadent.’ Courttia Newland Author, Playwright and Literary Activist Synposis: It is Florence, 1691. The Renaissance is long gone, and the city is a dark, repressive place, where everything is forbidden and…

Posted on 14th May 2013

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Orkney

‘A truly talented writer, Sackville’s skill is in her poetic, lyrical writing…a beautiful, mystical novel of love, obsession and loss.’ Sandeep Mahal Head of the Reading Partners Scheme at The Reading Agency Synopsis: On a remote island in Orkney, a curiously-matched couple arrive on their honeymoon. He is an eminent literature professor; she was his pale,…

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