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03 April 2008
This novel, set in London during the Winter of Discontent, is about the power that stories, and their telling, hold...
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03 April 2008
Belinda Webb's debut novel is a remarkably confident piece of writing. A gender-swapped take on Anthony Burgess’s A...
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27 March 2008
Subtitled A Secret Life in an African City, Tim Ecott's memoir describes his childhood in Johannesburg. Shortly after...
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27 March 2008
Sathnam Sanghera's childhood in 1970s Wolverhampton was a happy one. He grew up in a large Punjabi family and his...
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14 February 2008
The year is 1348, and England is in the grip of the plague. Attempting to outrun the pestilence is a band of travellers...
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14 February 2008
Perry L Crandell lives with his grandmother and has an IQ of 76. He has a job at the local boatyard, and learns one...
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04 October 2007
Martin Sargent has broken up with his girlfriend. She’s seeing David, a pretentious theatre director, and Martin’s new...
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20 September 2007
The actor David Thewlis’s first attempt at novel-writing is a curious affair. A subplot-packed satire on the art world...
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23 August 2007
This is a story about a life half lived. In the opening pages of Jean-Paul Dubois’s award-winning French novel, eight-...
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09 August 2007
Susannah Jones, the main character in Charlotte Greig’s 1970s-set debut, often wakes in the morning screaming with...
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12 July 2007
Masha Hamilton’s third novel was inspired by the Camel Mobile Library in Kenya, which travelled from village to village...
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14 June 2007
The spirit of Raymond Chandler infuses Michael Chabon’s detective story set in the imagined Alaskan district of Sitka,...
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04 June 2007
Burning brush fires and ash raining from the sky provide a fittingly unsettling backdrop for Chris Abani’s story of...
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30 April 2007
This moving family memoir by the cartoonist Martin Rowson is a world away from his acerbic and satirical illustrations...
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30 April 2007
The tales in this intriguing debut collection have more in common than their Egyptian setting. Anne-Marie Drosso has a...

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