Review: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Blurb: When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, nervousness and fear run high. Washington Black – an eleven year-old field slave who has known no other life – is aghast to find himself selected as personal servant to one of these men. His new master is the eccentric Christopher Wilde […]

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Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Greens

Blurb: Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She […]

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Review: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Blurb: Fifteen-year-old Alex doesn’t just like ultra-violence – he also enjoys rape, drugs and Beethoven’s Ninth. He and his gang rampage through a dystopian future, hunting for terrible thrills. But when Alex finds himself at the mercy of the state and subject to the ministrations of Dr Brodsky, the government psychologist, he discovers that fun […]

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My favourite books: Top six

There’s nothing better than losing  yourself in a book. It allows you to explore a different place and make a bunch of new friends. You will always find me with my head in a book during my spare time. There are some that I could read more than once. The ones that leave a lasting […]

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Q&A with What If I Go? author Polly White 

Polly White talks about her debut book, What If I Go? – which shows the shocking, harsh reality of gangs, violence and drugs.  White is married with one child. She lives in the East Midlands and works part-time in educational and vocational settings. What is your book, What If I Go?, about?  The book is about the […]

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Q&A with Letters to Eloise author Emily Williams 

Emily Williams discusses her debut novel, Letters to Eloise, which is a love story told through a series of letters.  Williams, a teacher, enjoys spending her spare time in the countryside with her two young children and animals. She studied at the university of Leicester, as well as Sussex University. What is Letters to Eloise […]

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My favourite summer read: Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Blurb: Nervous flyer Emma is sitting on a turbulent plane. She really thinks that this could be her last moment. So, naturally enough, she starts telling the man sitting next to her – quite a dishy American, but she’s too frightened to notice – all her secrets. How she scans the backs of intellectual books […]

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