Books

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HIGH FIDELITY by Nick Hornby

A good compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do. You’ve got to kick off with a corker, to hold the attention, and then you’ve got to up it a notch, or cool it…

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THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M.L. Stedman

In ancient Roman mythology, there is a god named Janus. The god of beginnings and endings, transitions and time. He looked into the future and the past, and symbolised the change undertaken when people grow up and…

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MEMOIRS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND by Matthew Green

In 2004, Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book. In 2005, Jonathan Safran Foer published his second novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.…

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THE LOVER’S DICTIONARY by David Levithan

love, n. I’m not going to even try. Earlier this week I read the most exquisite novel. David Levithan’s The Lover’s Dictionary is an ambitious and perfectly executed love story about a relationship gone awry. What makes…

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee

The original 1960 cover Like any other form of artistic expression, there are ‘fad’ themes in writing. Without doubt supernatural stories are all the rage at the moment; full of vampires, werewolves and witches, the…

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