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‘Reservoir 13’ Jon McGregor

Jon McGregor’s fourth novel present us with a panoramic presentation of life in the here and now. It is a stylistic dream, emersing the reader in what is the literary equivalent of 3D cinema. It is soap opera (not a dirty phrase in … Continue reading

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Autumn – Ali Smith

‘It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times.’ Ali Smith has written the novel of 2016, a book which exhibits Smith’s usual linguistic playfulness coupled with a raw edge, forged in the fury to get down thoughts and … Continue reading

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As if by magic: Boty, Dunn, Smith and Me.

Do books impart a magic of their own? Some might call it ‘psychometry’, or the ability to make connections with an object’s history through physical contact. Of course, logic tells me this is nonsense, but part of me always succumbs… On Tuesday it was … Continue reading

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Treats -Lara Williams

When shopping in Waterstones, have you ever stopped to read the little cards which stand before certain books, resplendent with artfully cultivated handwriting which says ‘I’m interesting, me!’ and exuding gushing praise with today’s most overused (and inapproriate) adjectives: ‘Adorable!’, … Continue reading

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Beautiful Books 3

or, ‘You can (sometimes!) judge a book by its cover’ Not due until late Summer, Ali Smith’s ‘Autumn’ moves away from the photographic covers (at least in the hardback versions) of her last few novels and boasts David Hockney’s beautiful ‘Early November … Continue reading

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