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Book Review: The Jungle by Pooja Puri

It's frustrating that, in tackling the Calais jungle, a world that, until October last year, teemed with all the pain, despair, hope and opportunity a captivating story would need, Pooja Puri's The Jungle fails to wallop you.

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Book Review: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid's fourth novel - he is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize - opens promisingly with the meeting of Nadia and Saeed, two slightly oddball 20-somethings, in a nameless city that is sliding toward civil war.

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Book Review: The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan

Jennifer Ryan dedicates her wonderfully warm debut novel to her grandmother, Eileen Beckley, and the women of the Home Front - whose incredible stories she has woven together into a beautifully life-affirming tale of the power of community spirit in the constant fear of war.

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Book Review: Hame by Annalena McAfee

Mhairi McPhail flees her crumbling marriage in New York by moving with her daughter to the tiny Scottish island that her grandparents left decades earlier, ostensibly to write a biography about its late nationalist poet, Grigor McWatt.

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