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Book Reviews

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The Binding by Bridget Collins
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

‘We take memories and bind them. We take those memories and put them where they can’t do any more harm. That’s all books are.’ Seredith lives in the marshlands of...

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

The plot starts as many plots do, on a college campus where a girl takes a nap after an alcohol fuelled party. What differs from this plot is that this...

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

On Day One, Aiden Bishop awakes with one name on his lips, ‘Anna’. He doesn’t know who Anna is, he doesn’t know who he is and when faced with the...

Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman
Posted by Emmet J. Driver in .

One of my favourite kind of books is one that seeks to defy categorisation. Once that blend philosophy, history, current affairs, and others, into something powerful and meaningful. This is...

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

The courage of women is celebrated in Hazel Gaynor’s latest novel The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter. In 1838, Grace Darling, real life heroine of the Farne Islands and daughter of the...

Grace’s Day by William Wall
Posted by Dymphna Nugent in , .

‘There were three islands and they were youth, childhood and age, and I searched for my father in every one.’ In a small cottage on Castle Island, a remote island...

Talent by Juliet Lapidos
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

Anna Brisker is a frustrated mature student. Having spent many years in the college system, she is unable to cross the final line and get her PhD in English completed....

Cold as the Grave by James Oswald
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘Her mummified body is hidden in the dark corner of a basement room…a room which feels as cold as the grave.’ I will have to hang my head in shame...

Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘A profound examination of human love and how we live together – a chamber piece of resonance and power.’  Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty is the first EVER audio book that...

The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare’ The Night Olivia Fell is the debut novel by Christina McDonald and has just been published with HQ Stories. It is described as ‘a fast-paced and action...