Claire Pickard admires this historical novel’s sense of rootedness and its concern with how the past and present interweave
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A Line in the World: A Year on the North Sea Coast

Elaine Margolin admires the acceptance of uncertainty that is at the heart of this travel-based memoir tracing a journey around Skagen Odde peninsula in the far north of Jutland, Denmark

PUBLISHED ON: 28/09/22

CATEGORY: Reviews

Elaine Margolin admires the acceptance of uncertainty that is at the heart of this travel-based memoir tracing a journey around Skagen Odde peninsula …

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Morgan Davies praises the original English-language debut novel by Caryl Lewis, an uplifting and tender love story which has mythic elements and a dystopian setting

PUBLISHED ON: 02/08/22

CATEGORY: Reviews

Morgan Davies praises the original English-language debut novel by Caryl Lewis, an uplifting and tender love story which has mythic elements and a dys …

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A Ray of Darkness

Pippa Marland finds in this classic female autobiography, endorsed by current international epilepsy neurologists, an unrelenting commitment to honesty

PUBLISHED ON: 02/08/22

CATEGORY: Reviews

Pippa Marland finds in this classic female autobiography, endorsed by current international epilepsy neurologists and representing startlingly contemp …

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Painting the Beauty Queens Orange: Women’s Lives in the 70s

Jemma L King, a former Miss Wales finalist, is enchanted to read a prose anthology which explores a quiet revolution of rural entrepreneurship, decimalisation and cultural throwbacks such as the Miss Prestatyn pageant

PUBLISHED ON: 02/08/22

CATEGORY: Reviews

Jemma L King, a former Miss Wales finalist, is enchanted to read a prose anthology which explores a quiet revolution of rural entrepreneurship, decima …

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Books for Alien Girls: Fiction and Neurodivergence

JL George's personal and practical reflections on the role neurodivergence can and should play when writing fiction

PUBLISHED ON: 26/04/22

CATEGORY: Author process, Essays, Opinion

As a young reader, I devoured books about mad girls. Fiction and memoir; all kinds of disorders. Girl, Interrupted and Prozac Nation; Wasted and Life- …

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When the Swimming Pool Fell in the Sea

The immediacy of Carole Coates’ poems reads as a diary kept in real time, on subjects of illness, memory and grief, writes Ellie Rees

PUBLISHED ON: 22/02/22

CATEGORY: Reviews

This is where the story which is a true story changes and the third person becomes an unrepentant ‘I’.   Carole Coates’ When the Swimming Pool Fell in …

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Solo Women Walking – So What?

Julie Bromilow-Nicklen makes an unscientific survey of the facts and myths about women hiking alone

PUBLISHED ON: 26/01/22

CATEGORY: Column

Last month, a fellow writer contacted me. He found ‘the recent flowering of solo women walkers’ to be an interesting phenomenon and would appreciate m …

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Hana

Chris Moss respects an imperfect novel about intergenerational trauma in wartime and Soviet Czech life, noting silence at contrapuntal play with booming survival guilt

PUBLISHED ON: 19/05/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

When a typhoid epidemic tears through the small town of Meziříčíin in 1953, nine-year-old Mira is orphaned and forced to turn to her aunt Hana. A woma …

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Breathing is the Loudest Thing

Poem by Sophia Nicholson

PUBLISHED ON: 03/05/21

CATEGORY: Poetry

The clock crawls loudly to 6pm, so                     …

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