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Literary Fiction

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Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Summer seemed to arrive at that moment, with its mysterious mixture of salt, cold flesh and fuel. I loved Villa America, the second novel by Liza Klaussmann, and once finished I...

The Binding by Bridget Collins
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , , .

Imagine you could erase your grief. Imagine you could forget your pain. Imagine you could hide a secret. Forever…..   I really do not know how to start and finish with...

The Golden Orphans by Gary Raymond
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , , .

“You are the painter?” he repeated. I nodded. “Mr Prostakov wishes to extend you an invitation to his home…” he handed me a card from his jacket pocket; “…at noon...

Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘How much do we really need to know if we are to live a valuable life.’ Paris Echo is a book that I have been looking forward to reading, as I...

The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Be careful what you wish for…. Be careful who you love…’ The Lion Tamer Who Lost is the fourth novel from Louise Beech. Published by the fabulous Orenda Books, it...

Hold by Michael Donkor
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Friendship. Family. Shame. Forgiveness. What should we cling to, and when is it time to let go?’ Hold is the debut novel from Michael Donkor and has just been published by...

The Emperor of Shoes by Spencer Wise
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘This world is opening. Has opened. It’s a different world, the one I’m going to be living in, and I don’t understand my place in it.’ The Emperor of Shoes is...

Let Me Be Like Water by S.K. Perry
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‘Under the cathartic spell of the sea, and with a little help from a retired magician, a young woman learns how to rebuild her life.’ A moving debut Let Me Be...

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
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‘Tattooing the arms of men is one thing; defiling the bodies of young girls is horrifying.’ The Tattooist of Auschwitz is the tale of two very ordinary people who did whatever...

Entanglement by Katy Mahood
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Some paths cross but never collide.’ Entanglement by Katy Mahood is, quite simply, a gorgeous book. Incredibly, it is a debut and is published by The Borough Press. The premise of...