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The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

May 23, 2020

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

February 28, 2020

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January 1, 2020

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February 2, 2017

Sahota’s second novel is a sweeping, lyrical epic that traces the lives of four young Indians of varying legality as they struggle to make their way in an England that is less welcoming than they expected. It tells their stories: what they have run away from, who they...

June 11, 2016

One of the criteria by which I judge my enjoyment of a book is the degree to which I am immersed in it. When the awareness of the words on the page falls away and I’m sucked into the world of the book, the thoughts of the characters, and forget that I’m reading – that...

January 17, 2016

A novel set in Hong Kong, about the lives of three expatriate women, will most likely attract readers because of its exoticism. However, for someone who actually is an expat in East Asia that’s ordinary life, so I was eager to see if it lived up to the reality of my ex...

December 23, 2015

Londoners will recognise and love this ode to human experience, while others get a glimpse behind the scenes, beyond the marketed double-decker Big Ben dream, to the diverse perspectives, priorities and perceptions it expresses. Jaq Hazell expertly captures a range of...

November 27, 2015

 Beautifully translated by Karen Emmerich, Something Will Happen, You’ll See is a modern Greek tragedy. Telling the stories of ordinary people whose lives have been destroyed by Greece’s economic crisis, it echoes the classical tragedies in form, while using completely...

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