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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!
The Ghosts of Heaven
Marcus Sedgwick
Review by Anna James

Ghosts of Heaven is a return to Sedgwick's talent for interlocking stories and symbols last seen in his 2012 novel Midwinterblood. It's an intelligent, ambitious an

Gwendolen
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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Away From You
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Review by Jade Craddock
Mother-of-two Monica has been waiting for an opportunity to pursue her career so when she gets offered a three-month role as an assistant film producer, it seems as though her prayers are finally
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Felix Francis
Review by Morag Adlington
Damage is classic Dick Francis; dynamic and daring; crisply written but with a riveting story storyline.
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Stefanie de Velasco’s first novel is a tale of two girls caught between adolescence and adulthood.
 
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Nev Schulman
Review by Kristy Rabbitt
In In Real Life host of MTV’s "Catfish" Nev Schulman examines how we conduct ourselves online; how we live and love in the age of social media.
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Harlan Coben
Review by Morag Adlington
A new book by Harlan Coban is always a delight: tight plotting, strong characters and unfathomable mysteries are the norm.
Mr Mac and Me
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Review by Sally Hughes
Set on the Suffolk coast at the outbreak of the First World War, this novel is told through the eyes of Thomas Maggs the son of the local publican, a loner set apart by his disability, dreaming o

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