Posted on 9th June 2014

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Alice has been Etgar’s girlfriend for two years, which is nearly 20% of his whole 15-year-old life, which is why Ben Brooks’ funny, disgusting, uplifting Lolito opens with his hero feeling utterly bereft that Alice is spending this school break in Antigua, with her father, and not ‘motionless in her bed, watching CSI: New York and eating cubes of…

Posted on 24th May 2012

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Lucky Bunny

Lucky Bunny is Jill Dawson’s seventh novel, and it serves as further confirmation that she’s both one of the most talented and underrated novelists of her generation, and certainly one with a most remarkable capacity to cover a wide range of subjects, from Rupert Brooke to the Thompson-Bywaters murder case to autism in nineteenth-century France….