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John Agard
Review by Sam Pope
In an age when the very presence of books is under threat, what a joy to find a children’s book dedicated to, well, books!
Diana Souhami
Review by Sally Hughes
It is surprising how often the less admirable characters capture the reader. A case in point is George Eliot’s novel Daniel Deronda.

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Lies We Tell Ourselves
Robin Talley
Review by Megan Brown
Set in 1959, this book follows the day-to-day experiences of those who courageously fought for civil rights, and those who so relentlessly resisted it.
Five Children on the Western Front
Kate Saunders
Review by Katie Clapham

Revisiting beloved classics is dangerous territory for any author, but Kate Saunders brings her trademark warmth and intuitive storytelling to this timely revival of Nesbit’s characters in one of t

An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell
Deborah Levy
Review by Katie Clapham

Originally published in 1990, this narrative poem by Man Booker Prize shortlisted writer Deborah Levy gets a gorgeous repackage courtesy of innovative indie publishers & Other Stories.

A Little in Love
Susan Fletcher
Review by Becca Watts
The year is 1832 and Paris is in the midst of a revolution. Too long have the people suffered; starvation, disease and poverty eroding hope and life.
Misty Falls
Joss Stirling
Review by Morag Adlington
Misty Falls is delightful.
Bellman & Black
Diane Setterfield
Review by Penny Batchelor
"The rook lives as he wishes.
Lauren Oliver
Review by Sam Pope
Author Lauren Oliver won acclaim for her books for young adults and children, but her novel Rooms unequivocally marks her first foray into adult fiction.

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