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The title of McEwan’s latest novel refers to the piece of legislation that outlines the duty of care towards a minor that the courts must exhibit.
El Deafo
Cece Bell
Review by Kristy Rabbitt
A funny and beautifully illustrated graphic novel memoir about growing up hearing impaired.
Cece was left with a hearing impairment following a childhood illness meanin

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Welcome to the House of Journalists, a London safe haven for 'Fellows', journalists and writers fleeing their homeland because of torture and political persecution.

The Glass Ocean
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Review by Lisa Redmond

Lori Baker's first novel The Glass Ocean is a strange and dreamy tale of flame-haired six-foot-two orphan girl Carlotta Dell’Oro, whose tale begins as she sets out on a new adventure in a

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In the not too distant future, the country is a lawless, dangerous place. The winter is harsh and unforgiving; shelter is scarce and food is even scarcer.

The Religions Book
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Review by David Stuart

In an increasingly secular country religion is side-lined more and more, with those who process a faith often seen as relics from a bygone age.

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