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The Ghost
The Ghost by Robert Harris

Adam Lang, ex-Prime Minister, is writing his memoirs. Or to be more honest, he needs a ghostwriter. Someone to do […]

Tigerman
Tigerman by Nick Harkaway

Lester Ferris has seen a lot and done a lot in his life. A sergeant in the British Army he […]

The Unfortunate Fursey
The Unfortunate Fursey by Mervyn Wall

Fursey is a lay brother in Clonmacnoise. The only monastery in Ireland to be unafflicted by demons and other such […]

Triptych
Triptych by J. M. Frey

When the aliens came it was nothing like the way science fiction and popular culture had predicted it. There was […]

Girl with a pearl earring
Girl with a pearl earring by Tracy Chevalier

In seventeenth century Holland Griet is about to become a maid. She is sixteen years of age. Her father was […]

The Owl Service
The Owl Service by Alan Garner

Alison and Roger have come to Wales on a holiday with their parent and respective step-parent. Roger’s father and Alison’s […]

Clever dog
Clever Dog by Sarah Whitehead

illus. by Jo van Kampen. I’ll admit that I’ve watched a fair amount of Cesar Milan and his dog whispering, […]

Some kind of fairy tale
Some Kind of fairy Tale by Graham Joyce

Twenty years ago Tara Martin went missing. She simply went out one day and never came home. Her boyfriend at […]

Year of wonders
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

The year is 1665 and Anna Frith is a widow at only 18 years of age. She has two young […]

Wolves
Wolves by Simon Ing

I totally agree with that old saying “never judge a book by its cover”, but more often than not it […]

Pegasus and the new Olympians
Pegasus and the new olympians by Kate O'Hearn

I am miles and miles and miles away from being obsessive and compulsive, yet I do have a completion-ist streak […]

The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince
The Wilful Princess & the Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb

Illustrated by Jackie Morris. Some years ago1 I first discovered Robin Hobb and her wonderful wonderful awesome series of books […]