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Book Review: Deceit by Yuri Felsen, translated by Bryan Karetnyk

April 26, 2022 Comments Off on Book Review: Deceit by Yuri Felsen, translated by Bryan Karetnyk

Potentially, at least, the author is a time traveller, and the novel their time machine, one which – Tardis-like – contains the whole of their fixed point in history while being simultaneously their means of stepping outside of it and into the future.

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100 Voices

Book Review: 100 Voices edited by Miranda Roszkowski

April 21, 2022 Comments Off on Book Review: 100 Voices edited by Miranda Roszkowski

Like many women I know, there have been times when I have struggled to voice my achievements. Perhaps this is because they haven’t seemed big enough or the right sort of accomplishment.

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Bosh! on a Budget

Book Review: Bosh! on a Budget

February 16, 2022 Comments Off on Book Review: Bosh! on a Budget

Bosh! on a Budget. Its promise is affordable plant-based recipes at roughly £1-£2 per person. Convenience isn’t cheap and neither is eating animals. We all know that by now, right?

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The Reactor

Book Review: The Reactor by Nick Blackburn

February 1, 2022 Comments Off on Book Review: The Reactor by Nick Blackburn

Reading is my way of making sense of the world around me.

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The Stasi Poetry Circle

Book Review: The Stasi Poetry Circle by Philip Oltermann

January 25, 2022 Comments Off on Book Review: The Stasi Poetry Circle by Philip Oltermann

If the past is, in L.P. Hartley’s endlessly quoted observation, a foreign country, then how much more disorientating must it be to attempt to find one’s bearings doubly lost, adrift both in the past and a foreign country?

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Why Karen Carpenter Matters by Karen Tongson

Book Review: Why Karen Carpenter Matters by Karen Tongson

November 22, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Why Karen Carpenter Matters by Karen Tongson

I always thought that there was something of the goth about Karen Carpenter.

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Daring to Hope - A Memoir of the 1970’s by Sheila Rowbotham

Book Review: Daring to Hope – A Memoir of the 1970s by Sheila Rowbotham

November 16, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Daring to Hope – A Memoir of the 1970s by Sheila Rowbotham

Three weeks ago, I became a grandmother to little girl called Emerald Green. I keep saying it’s wonderful but, truthfully, I’ve been unnerved by her.

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The Joy of Small Things

Book Review: The Joy of Small Things by Hannah Jane Parkinson

November 7, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: The Joy of Small Things by Hannah Jane Parkinson

Joy feels like it’s been in short supply these past 18 months. What with a global health crisis, food shortages, and the whole world literally and metaphorically being on fire, now more than ever we could all do with a big dose of happiness.

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The House with Two Letter-Boxes by Janet H. Swinney

Book Review: The House with Two Letter-Boxes by Janet H. Swinney

November 4, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: The House with Two Letter-Boxes by Janet H. Swinney

It’s easy to forget how relentlessly the years rack up, especially in the apparent pause of the past 20 months, leaving the shared certainties of what once seemed like the height of modernity to recede with deceptive speed until they finally appear, in the safety of hindsight, as at once quaint and faintly barbaric.

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And Away...by Bob Mortimer

Book Review: And Away…by Bob Mortimer

September 29, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: And Away…by Bob Mortimer

“Who’s the best, Vic or Bob?”

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