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The Last of the Spirits
Chris Priestley
Review by Sam Pope
In A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens introduces us to two allegorical twins - Ignorance and Want - in order to portray the brutal reality of childhood poverty in London.
Crooked Heart
Lissa Evans
Review by Anna James

Crooked Heart is a heartwarming and engaging wartime novel that never descends into sentimentality or cliche. 

The Silk Tree
Julian Stockwin
Review by Morag Adlington
After years of well-researched naval histories, it is interesting to see Julian Stockwin stepping onto dry land.
Emma
Alexander McCall Smith
Review by Joy Robinson
Alexander McCall Smith is such a terrific observer and commentator of contemporary social mores that his reimagining of Emma seems absolutely inevitable and perfectly matched.
Cold Spell
Jackson Pearce
Review by Becca Watts
Ginny and Kai have always been together, the two of them against the world.
By Night the Mountain Burns
Juan-Tomás Ávila Laurel
Review by Jo Harding
The main character in this novel is the Atlantic Island of Annobón, in parts African, Portuguese and Spanish: an island where if you don't fish you don't eat.
The Suicide Club
Andrew Williams
Review by Sally Hughes
Novels of resistance are typically set in the Second World War.

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