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Linda Newbery
Review by Katie Clapham
Having already built a solid reputation in children’s literature, Linda Newbery’s first adult offering has the kind of slow-burning secrets that only the mature can endure.
Alice Oseman
Review by Kristy Rabbitt
An honest and gritty account of teenage life by 19-year-old author Alice Oseman.
Tori despairs of the other students in the sixth form at "Higgs".
Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught up with Rupert Murdoch
Nick Davies
Review by Sinead Fitzgibbon
On 8 July 2009, at half past four in the afternoon, the Guardian newspaper posted a story on their website written by investigative journalist Nick Davies.

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This fast-paced and powerful novel is based on the real events of the experience of the post-independence era for small islands in the Caribbean.
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Review by Megan Brown
This gritty, historically-based narrative powerfully unravels the story of recently-appointed foreign minister Mark Lucas, and Alex Rutherford, a young man working for the intelligence services.
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