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Review – ‘The Wages of Sin’ by Kaite Welsh

  THE BOOK Sarah Gilchrist has fled from London to Edinburgh in disgrace and is determined to become a doctor, despite the misgivings of her family and society. As part of the University of Edinburgh’s first intake of female medical students, Sarah comes up against resistance from lecturers, her male contemporaries, and – perhaps worst… Continue reading Review – ‘The Wages of Sin’ by Kaite Welsh

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Review – ‘A Talent For Murder’ by Andrew Wilson

  THE BOOK Agatha Christie, in London to visit her literary agent, boards a train, preoccupied and flustered in the knowledge that her husband Archie is having an affair. She feels a light touch on her back, causing her to lose her balance, then a sense of someone pulling her to safety from the rush… Continue reading Review – ‘A Talent For Murder’ by Andrew Wilson

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Review – ‘Can You Hear Me?’ by Elena Varvello

THE BOOK 1978, Ponte, a small community in Northern Italy: peaceful woods, discarded rubbish, a closed-down factory. An unbearably hot summer like many others, wilted flowers and trips to the waterfalls. Elia Furenti is sixteen, living in a secluded house with his parents, a life so unremarkable that even its moderate unhappiness has been accepted… Continue reading Review – ‘Can You Hear Me?’ by Elena Varvello

Clearing The Shelves · Posts 2017

Clearing The Shelves – ‘The Wonder’ by Emma Donoghue

  ‘The Wonder’ by Emma Donoghue An eleven-year-old girl stops eating, but remains miraculously alive and well. A nurse, sent to investigate whether she is a fraud, meets a journalist hungry for a story. Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, Emma Donoghue’s ‘The Wonder’ – inspired by numerous European and North American cases… Continue reading Clearing The Shelves – ‘The Wonder’ by Emma Donoghue

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Review – ‘Continental Crimes’ edited by Martin Edwards

THE BOOK A man is forbidden to uncover the secret of the tower in a fairy-tale castle by the Rhine. A headless corpse is found in a secret garden in Paris – belonging to the city’s chief of police. And a drowned man is fished from the sea off the Italian Riviera, leaving the carabinieri… Continue reading Review – ‘Continental Crimes’ edited by Martin Edwards