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Book Review: Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors

Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017 Mirror, Shoulder, Signal is Dorthe Nors’ fifth novel.  Translated from the Danish, this story follows a forty year old woman attempting to take control of her life Nors’ protagonist, Sonja, seems to be reevaluating her life following a break up.  She wants so badly to pass her driving test…… Continue reading Book Review: Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors

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Book Review: The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan

Shortlisted for Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 and a finalist in this year’s Pullitzer Prize for Fiction The Sport of Kings is no story to easily gallop your way through (see what I did there?).  This is a story to spend time on.  Read it.  Savour it.  You will either love it or hate it.  I…… Continue reading Book Review: The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan

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Book Review: Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Get your tissues for this one – you will need them.  Shortlisted for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 this book is one of the most emotional from the shortlist I have read so far.  It is also the only debut novel which got to the shortlist and for that Adebayo should be commended. ‘I must…… Continue reading Book Review: Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

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Book Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman 

Shortlisted for Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 The Power by Naomi Alderman is one of the most electrifying reads I have read in a long while. Couched as a history novel, this story takes you through an alternative world – where women have The Power a world where contemplate what a world run by men may…… Continue reading Book Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman 

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Book Review: Midwinter by Fiona Melrose

One of the three debuts Longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction 2017 Midwinter by Fiona Melrose is perhaps one of the most deeply haunting novels I have read in quite some time. It follows a father and a son (Landyn and Vale – the Midwinters) coping with the death of their wife and mother respectively.…… Continue reading Book Review: Midwinter by Fiona Melrose

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Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 Shortlist

It’s here, it’s here! The shortlist comprises of: The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan.  If you aren’t mesmerised by the cover of this book – you need to be! The Dark Circle by Linda Grant – I am so glad this is shortlisted.  A fantastic book. Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo.  A deeply emotional…… Continue reading Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 Shortlist

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Book Review: The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

Longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction 2017 Longlist The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill is a different kind of love story. One full of passion, seduction, abuse, drugs, prostitution and…clowns. O’Neill’s protagonists – Pierrot and Rose – were both born in miraculous circumstances with one abandoned in the snow and the other still-born.…… Continue reading Book Review: The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill