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London Lies Beneath by Stella Duffy Book Reviewed by Francesca

London Lies Beneath by Stella Duffy Book Reviewed by Francesca


London Lies Beneath by Stella Duffy – Book Review

To Catch A King by Charles Spencer – Book Review

The Gingerbread House by Kate Beaufoy – Book Review

The Hidden Room. The Hidden Room. Stella Duffy

Book reviews roundup: London Lies Beneath; The Invention of Angela Carter; A Day in the Life of the Brain

Stella Duffy

Akashic Books, October 3, 2017. Trade Paperback and eBook, 340 pages

London Lies Beneath, Stella Duffy (Virago) ...

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Beneath the Blonde (Mask Noir)

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Nobody would ever describe Scarlet Williams as a ray of sunshine, but that doesn't mean she deserves the flood that wipes out her basement flat, ...

Money in the Morgue: The New Inspector Alleyn Mystery

I think that the color red is associated with pain and anger, which are common themes in my poem.

Calendar Girl (Five Star Title) by [Duffy, Stella]

Please welcome Melodie Winawer to The Qwillery as part of the 2017 Debut Author Challenge Interviews. The Scribe of Siena is published on May 16th by ...

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Books: Fiction at a glance. Reviews by Francesca Angelini

I've read and shared thoughts on a several of Stella Duffy's novels here before, including State of Happiness, The Room of Lost Things and Stella very ...

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In Adam Burch's thrilling series debut, a young man must choose between violence and peace in a distant world divided between those who thrive in endless ...

Set in Victorian London and an Essex village in the 1890's, and enlivened by the debates on scientific and medical discovery which defined the era, ...

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I've thought so long and hard about this book and how to share my thoughts on it that it's been three weeks between finishing it and posting here.This is ...

I jumped at this book because of the title. I know some people don't like Hemingway. But I fell in love with his The Old Man and the Sea when I first ...

Sorrisi di gatto

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I'll be honest and say that I was all set not to like this book.

“A dirty, blood-soaked gem of a novel [that reads] like Mad Max set in Tolkien's Middle Earth. A fantasy masterwork.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred)

2018 All Books List

Proms Plus:The Weeping Prophet and Visions of Chaos from Arts & Ideas on RadioPublic

Please welcome Julia Fine to The Qwillery as part of the 2018 Debut Author Challenge Interviews. What Should Be Wild is published on May 8th by Harper.

A profound, startling, and beautifully crafted debut novel, “The Sympathizer” is the story of a man of two minds, someone whose political beliefs clash with ...

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Series: A Dale Highland Novel 2. Publisher: Rare Bird Books, June 19, 2018. Format: Trade Paperback and eBook, 360 pages

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Things in Jars: In Conversation with Jess Kidd

Sometimes I Lie Author: Alice Feeney Publisher: Flatiron Books, March 13, 2018. Format: Hardcover and eBook, 272 pages

On an unseasonably warm autumn day, an American teacher enters a public bathroom beneath Sofia's National Palace of Culture. There he meets Mitko, ...

BeadyJans books: Review - The Corset - Laura Purcell - Historical Fiction Novels, Book

Super Duper You Window Painting with Sophy Henn

A thrilling debut from ER doctor turned novelist Tom Miller, The Philosopher's Flight is an epic historical fantasy set in a World-War-I-era America where ...

Author Heather Morris Discusses New Novel

A mesmerising new novel from the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of THE ENGLISH PATIENT. It is and London is still reeling from the war.

One day in 1968, at the height of the Biafran civil war, Ijeoma's father is killed and her world is transformed forever. Separated from her grief-stricken ...

The New Achilles (Commander)

A Novel by Jennifer Weiner

Melanie's Month in Review - September 2018

Whilst fully understanding the need to make a book leap off the sales table and into someone's hands, and to make the most of the accolades it has received ...

Social star Louise Pentland brings us her enchanting, inspiring and completely unputdownable debut novel.

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The Philosopher's War (The Philosophers Series Book 2)

Adventures in Publishing with Gillian McAllister, Lia Louis and G X Todd

The Power by Naomi Alderman

The final book I have to tell you about is Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett. I actually started this book quite a while ago and finally decided to pay ...

It is by chance that I seem to have been on a journey each month (more or less) with these twelve amazing books. Links back to original scribbles with just ...

Blissfully Blended Bullshit

August 2018 Book List

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Stella is married, she has a child and a fulfilling job. She lives with her young family in a house in the suburbs. Her life is happy and unremarkable, ...

Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh What a gorgeous book this is.

The Invisible Library made its US debut on June 14th and is published by Roc.

[book] The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate by Fran Hauser

Like everything Helen Oyeyemi writes, this short story collection sparkles with magic and delight, romantic entanglements, bizarre characters and ...

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Corpses and Clues in Ngaio Marsh's Posthumous Novel

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In the vein of Kevin Hearne, Burning Ashes is the third book in the Ben Garston series, a contemporary fantasy tale of dragons and ancient magic hidden ...

Bridge of Clay by Marcus Zusak What To Read, Cool Books, New Books,

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Here and Now and Then

All We Knew But Couldn't Say

King of Dust launch with author Alex Woodcock


The Lido - now reading Best Books To Read, I Love Books, Books To

Indonesian Taster Class

AS PERSEPHONE'S MOTHER ENCOURAGES HER to do, she often “goes along to get along” instead of doing what she really wants. But when she meets Mount Olympus ...

The Story of a Brief Marriage

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Malevolent Republic - K.S. Komireddi in conversation with Andrew Anthony

The Record Keeper is a visceral and thrilling near-future dystopia examining past and present race relations.

Arrius: Volume III, Enemy of Rome

Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth RushThis book is equal parts gorgeous and terrifying. It's a travelogue, a memoir, ...

These Dividing Walls by Fran Cooper. Book Lists, Book Club Books, Reading Lists


... all-consuming ambition in this life: become the most renowned nature photographer and birder in the world. The first step to birding domination is to ...

In working on The Room of Lost Things, because I'd originally imagined it as a novel with Robert and Akeel at the centre and up to sixteen characters ...