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While I’m in no way at pains to spoil the review before it’s even started, it seems necessary to point out that David Nicholls’s Us is a novel so bright, so funny, so downright pleasurable to read, you’ll no doubt want to experience it in more than just one format. &nbs

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Shadowboxing is an utterly enthralling collection of tales from a life spent in an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Australia during the very lean years of the 1960s.

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Alison Graylin’s latest novel, And She Was, is the ideal illustration as to why the crime genre is currently running at a peak.

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What do you do when all you can think about is stories? Too many to settle on one grand narrative? One possibility is to become a pub bore, spinning neglected yarns. The other is to write, over and over again.

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A dystopian vision of a future where everyone has new names, history is frowned upon, art is a sickly-sweet imitation of what it once was, and everyone is expected to apologise. What does everyone have to apologise for?

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A decorated, psychologically traumatised WW1 German combat veteran and former Berlin detective adds a fresh twist to this murder mystery set in war-torn Sarajevo in 1943. Captain Gregor Reinhardt’s wife is dead, his estranged son probably killed at the battle of Stali

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This book follows the character Karolina Ferreira, who goes to a town called Voorspoed in South Africa to study the insects, primarily the rare moths, there.

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It’s a familiar story: a self-destructive sibling returns to the family home following her mother’s death.

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This book is, at its simplest, a compilation of survey responses that were given to a wide demographic of women across the world on the subject of clothes.

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Bryony Hill’s How I Long to be With You brings together a remarkable collection of letters, telegraphs and photographs from the two sides of her family during the Second World War.

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“I was still that wandering sheep, forever drawing closer to the fold, forever wandering back out into the wilderness.” Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë are among the great names of literary history and have garnered much attention and interest.

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