Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor — life goes on

Of all the books long-listed for the 2017 Man Booker prize, Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor was the one I

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The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald — a tragicomic gem about life

I began watching the film version of The Bookshop with high expectations — a bookshop setting; a heroine who believes

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Wilderness by B. E. Jones — betrayed and dangerous

The last thing I expected from a thriller about a vengeful wife was to be taken on a nostalgic road

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Dangerous Women by Hope Adams — stitched in history

Fact and fiction are woven together in Dangerous Women, a tale of female prisoners on a transport ship to Australia and the beautiful Rajah quilt they create.

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In Two Minds by Alis Hawkins — legal questions and moral doubts

Fictional investigators in contemporary crime novels make their task seem so easy. But then they do have a vast array

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