Posted on 19th August 2015

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Reviews: Animals

I wish I had written this book . . . Withnail with girls (CAITLIN MORAN) One of COMPANY’s 50 Books You Need to Read Before You Die Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth review – pills, thrills and bellyaches  This is a book you’ll be talking about for years to come. It marks Unsworth as…

Posted on 12th August 2015

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Reviews: Mother Island

“Bethan Roberts’ Mother Island is a brilliant mix of psychological thriller meets family drama. We have abducted babies, familial jealousies and childhood secrets combining in a prime example of suburban noir.” Simon Savidge, 2015 judge, blogger and journalist “…the immediate suspense is only the top layer of an intricate family story…Roberts writes fantastically well about…

Posted on 5th August 2015

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Reviews: The Offering

Strange and beautiful (Hope Whitmore, Independent on Sunday) Grace McCleen’s talent for description, especially when portraying the natural world, is quite exquisite. (Carol Midgley, The Times) The richness with which Madeline describes her febrile younger self contrasts heartbreakingly with the glassy, emotionally neutered life she inhabits now…a bold, mature, terribly sad novel. (Claire Allfree, Daily…

Posted on 15th July 2015

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Reviews: The Incarnations by Susan Barker

“A thrilling journey through a thousand years of obsession and betrayal, this is the most extraordinary work of imagination you’ll read all year.” Adam Johnson,  Pulitzer-prize winning author of The Orphan Master’s Son “An extraordinary novel. Erudite, intriguing and compulsively readable, The Incarnations takes the reader on an intimate and mesmerizing journey through Chinese history. Susan…