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The Outsiders by James Corbett

“You know it could be great around here.”  Liverpool 1981. Toxteth Riots. Unemployment. Thatcher’s blight in Britain. Decay but yet defiance against ...
The Outsiders by James Corbett

Songbirds Christy Lefteri

Publisher’s synopsis: Nisha has crossed oceans to give her child a future. By day she cares for Petra’s daughter; at night she mothers her own ...
Songbirds Christy Lefteri

Would I Lie to You? by Aliya Ali-Afzal

Oh Faiza! What a tangled web you got yourself stuck in. She seems like a typical yummy mummy but it’s been a struggle for her to fit in with ...
Would I Lie to You? by Aliya Ali-Afzal

That Night by Gillian McAllister

Gillian McAllister’s latest novel, That Night, asks how far you would go to protect your family. Cathy, Joe and Frannie are siblings. On a ...
That Night by Gillian McAllister

Indian Sun: The Life and Music of Ravi Shankar by Oliver Craske

‘Indian Sun’ The Life and Music of Ravi Shankar by Oliver Craske arrived as a paperback book of some 600 pages, including references and index, and ...
Indian Sun: The Life and Music of Ravi Shankar by Oliver Craske

The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema by Jason Wood

 ‘The Faber Book Of Mexican Cinema’ by Jason Wood, is an updated version of the original first issue of 2006. Therefore this volume includes very ...
The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema by Jason Wood

Songbirds by Christy Lefteri

‘Songbirds’ is a moving, thought provoking and sometimes frightening tale that I was engrossed in from page one, indeed I have not read ...
Songbirds by Christy Lefteri

The Tsarina’s Daughter by Ellen Alpsten

“The Romanovs seem cursed,”  says one of the younger characters, himself also doomed to not rise to complete power over Russia. Alpsten has already ...

We Need to Talk by Jonathan Crane

Set in 2019, Sudleigh is a small market town with big ideas, but is going nowhere fast.  A new housing estate is planned, and along with it, all of ...
We Need to Talk by Jonathan Crane

False Witness by Karin Slaughter

This powerful and gripping new thriller from Karin Slaughter illustrates not only that Slaughter is an accomplished and timely crime writer but also ...
False Witness by Karin Slaughter

Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson

What a treat to read such a book, a gripping thriller approaching the genre from a different angle and with a surprising and memorable finale. This ...
Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson

Heaven by Mieko Kawakami

Bullying is a recurrent theme in Japanese films, indeed if you have watched many Japanese movies you have probably come across at least one where ...
Heaven by Mieko Kawakami

This Shining Life by Harriet Kline

Although it’s immediately clear that Rich is dead, as the first half of this deeply moving story focuses on how he,  his family and friends deal ...
This Shining Life by Harriet Kline

The Eternal Season: Ghosts of Summers Past, Present and Future by Stephen Rutt

The Eternal Season: Ghosts of Summers Past, Present and Future is naturalist Stephen Rutt’s third book.  His newest effort is set against the ...
The Eternal Season: Ghosts of Summers Past, Present and Future by Stephen Rutt

Dream Girl by Laura Lippman

Gerry Anderson is a published and successful author. Currently bed bound after a recent accident at his Baltimore home. The only company he now has ...
Dream Girl by Laura Lippman

The Therapist by Helene Flood & translated by Alison McCullough

Nordic-noir is just a catch all phrase, there are as many crime fiction sub-genres in Scandinavia as here and so The Therapist, which is a ...
The Therapist by Helene Flood & translated by Alison McCullough
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