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Many words and phrases that are now familiar in our day-to-day world were first written in 1984: Big Brother, Room 101, doublethink, falsespeak, thought police and telescreens (watching our every move and word), but they were science fiction in 1949 when the novel was first published. Now, in a world characterised by artificial intelligence and social media distortions of the truth, are we in 2019 seeing the culmination of Orwell’s worst fears?

Welcome to the NB Magazine stop on the blog tour for White Gold by David Barker!


After reading and reviewing The Blue and finding it to be “a fast-paced and highly engaging historical thriller packed with period detail and peopled with characters that the reader really grows to care about”, Erin Britton was thrilled to have the opportunity to ask author Nancy Bilyeau about the book, its characters and the untapped potential of porcelain-based combat...

19 debuts to look out for in 2019

NB’s Alice Beazer speaks to NB99’s guest editor to find out more about her exciting career in the publishing industry; running an award-winning bookshop, directing the Booksellers Association and marketing the Harry Potter books.

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An Interview with Caroline Kirby by Paul Burke

With the power and intrigue of Laura Purcell’s The Silent Companions and Sarah Schmidt’s See What I Have Done, Carolyn Kirby’s stunning debut takes the reader on a heart-breaking journey through Victorian Birmingham and questions where we first learn violence: from our scars or from our hearts.

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