The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley – glimmers of magic

Steampunk meets historical fiction meets magical realism in The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. It’s not a happy encounter. Natasha Pulley’s

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The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa – a world without memory

The Memory Police qualifies as the most unsettling novel I’ve read this year. The last book I’d read by Yogo

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Sample Sunday: Reviewing the Bs

Sample Sunday is when I take a look at all the unread books on my shelves and decide which to

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The Dutch House by Ann Patchett – frozen in the past

After the first experience of Ann Patchett’s fiction, via the magnificent Bel Canto, my expectations were riding high when I

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Sample Sunday: From England to Persia

For someone who has never been an eager reader of short stories, I have surprisingly acquired a large number of

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