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LITERARY FICTION

LITERARY FICTION Strout revels in the claustrophobic tension of domestic life, so the pandemic provided the perfect stage for this fourth book LUCY BY THE SEA by Elizabeth Strout (Viking £14.99, 304 pp) Strout revels in the claustrophobic tension of domestic life, so the pandemic provided the perfect stage for this fourth book starring Lucy Barton and follows on from […]

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POPULAR

POPULAR HOUSEBREAKING by Colleen Hubbard (Corsair £16.99, 368pp) HOUSEBREAKING by Colleen Hubbard (Corsair £16.99, 368pp) This amazing debut centres on twentysomething Del, a drifting loner who’s come back to her small American home town.  The house she grew up in is about to be levelled by a construction company owned by greedy relatives. Del’s childhood was difficult, but rather than […]

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Writer unveils the tricks that will make you buy a book in new tome

Blurb your enthusiasm! Writer unveils the tricks that will make you buy a book in new tome Blurb writer unveils the art of ‘the outside story’ of books in this ‘must-read’ Louise Willder investigates writing tricks, plot spoilers and novel titles Sophie Hannah has dubbed it ‘a must-read for every book-obsessed person’ BLURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM by Louise Willder (Oneworld £14.99, 352pp) […]

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Wealthy heiress' biography reveals an expensive lust for plants

Wealthy heiress’ biography reveals how a lust for plants left her nearly penniless Sandra Lawrence’s Miss Willmott’s Ghosts explores the life of Ellen Willmott   This wealthy heiress ended up almost penniless – due to a lust for plants  Sandra Lawrence tells the keen gardener’s story with brio and affection GARDENING MISS WILLMOTT’S GHOSTS by Sandra Lawrence (Blink £25, 352 pp) […]

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