Best books of 2015 – Amy’s picks

30 Dec, 2015 by

Amy’s picks for 2015. 1. Lisa Jensen – Alias Hook  JM Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’ is my favourite book, and...

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Best books of 2015

23 Dec, 2015 by

Sky’s choices for 2015: 1. Johann Hari – Chasing the Scream From the foundation under Anslinger, to the modern shifts in...

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Review: The Last Shot by Michael Adams

24 Mar, 2014 by

I almost threw a book on public transport, and that book was The Last Shot by Michael Adams. The Last Shot is the sequel to The Last...

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Top Books of 2013

31 Dec, 2013 by

Sky Kirkham 1.     Julian Barnes – Levels of Life (Random House) A blending of forms, Levels of Life traces the early history of...

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The Orphan Master’s Son Discussion

5 Aug, 2013 by

The Orphan Master’s Son, by Adam Johnson, was our book of the month for August. Here is our panel (Amy, Grace, Samuel and Sky)...

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Top Books of 2012

13 Jan, 2013 by

Sky Kirkham 1.     Jeet Thayil – Narcopolis (Allen & Unwin) Beginning with a seven page sentence that draws the reader into...

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Review: American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar

27 Jul, 2012 by

You’ve read this tale, or something like it, before: young protagonist is emotionally and/or sexually awakened by the entrance into...

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Review: Ragnarok by A.S. Byatt

11 Jul, 2012 by

Imaging the end of things, when you are a child, is perhaps impossible. The thin child, despite the war that was raging, was more...

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Best Books of 2011 – Sky’s Picks

11 Jul, 2012 by

I’ve had the privilege of reviewing all the books in my best of 2011 list, so I’m going to be incredibly lazy and just...

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Best Books of 2011: Grace’s Picks

11 Jul, 2012 by

I love the fact that doing this show forces me to keep up with contemporary fiction. I read so many great books this year that I want...

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