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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.

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!
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.
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

The Making of Home
Judith Flanders
Review by David Stuart
As Hartley wrote in The Go-Between: “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there”.
The World Beneath
Janice Warman
Review by Caroline Downie
Apartheid seems a long time ago and many young people will be unaware of the cruelty and injustice of the regime.

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